Category Archives: SYSVOL

Why DFSR disk not showing correct free space

If you notice DFS share disk available free space across the DFSR target servers is not same, why replication partners showing different free space with same data and disk size, What does these numbers actually represent and some of the users get out of disk space message when copying data even there is no quota … [Continue reading]

SYSVOL and NETLOGON not shared on Windows server 2016/2012 R2

SYSVOL and NETLOGON not shared  or missing and initial sync not finished on newly Built Windows 2016 Domain Controllers on 2012 R2 domain where Windows Server 2016 Domain Controllers been introduced in 2012 R2 Active Directory Environment, we can do non-authoritative restore of DFSR same like D2 SYSVOL restoration for FRS on legacy operating system

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Force DFS Replication/Force DFSR Members to Replicate on windows server 2008 and 2012

Force sysvol replication on windows server 2008/2012, FRS has been replaced by DFSR Replication engine for replicating the SYSVOL folders from Windows Server 2008 & wundows server 2012 and file replication performance has been improved with many new features, Microsoft manage to fix most of the bottlenecks, improved command line support, Content Freshness, handling unexpected shutdowns and reporting

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Sysvol Replication change in Windows 2008

Group Policy replication change

Before I start the SYSVOL replication changes in windows server 2008, I would like to explain how the GPO has been replicated in windows server 2003 and earlier versions


Understanding SYSVOL/GPO replication

Group policy template (GPT) and group policy container (GPC) are two types of Group policy settings, Its stored in two different locations and uses … [Continue reading]

SYSVOL Folder Structure

About each folder under the SYSVOL share in Domain Controller

SYSVOL folder used to store a copy of the domain’s public files like system policies, Group Policy settings and logon/logoff scripts, which are replicated to all other domain controllers in the Active Directory domain through File Replication Services (FRS), You can find many folders inside the SYSVOL share, I would … [Continue reading]