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    what a pain this is bening, but i think i have found a solution...



    Does anyone have any more advice please?

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    that guy gets all the work!

    Have you done dcdiag and netdiag on all your DC's and they didn't have any errors?

    There's a replication tool somewhere too... repladmin?

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    ah ha i think i have found it, i thinkmy hard drive has a bad block. Could that be it?

    Thanks

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    Did you run the Ultrasound tool that ChrisH suggested? That tool is the bomb... it even tells you how to fix the problems!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Did you run the Ultrasound tool that ChrisH suggested? That tool is the bomb... it even tells you how to fix the problems!
    It's true. I have never had an MS tool that tells me whats wrong and then how to easily fix it!

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    I haven't no, the reason is i am still messing round with AD. in the event log i am getting this now:

    The Active Directory Domain Services database has been restored using an unsupported restoration procedure.

    Active Directory Domain Services will be unable to log on users while this condition persists. As a result, the Net Logon service has paused.

    User Action
    See previous event logs for details.
    and i see this message on the server screen, any input is appreciated.
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    The problem is the server that is throwing up the error messages is the only DC with the netlogon folder. looks like there is a USN rollback, no idea how its happened, i was only adding a new DC by demoting the old one and putting the new one on.

    is there a way to recover with just this DC?

    other DC's have the AD upto date and replicate fine in active directory of sites and services.

    thanks

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    The only thing i can think of now is some how force the sysvol to replicate then demote the bad DC. what do you think?

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    You could try backing up a good DC and then performing an authoritive restore on it, this should make the good DCs values override anything that has come before:

    How to Restore Windows Server 2003 Active Directory
    Authoritative Restore Windows Active Directory NTDSutil
    Performing an Authoritative Restore of Active Directory Objects: Active Directory

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    You could try backing up a good DC and then performing an authoritive restore on it, this should make the good DCs values override anything that has come before:

    How to Restore Windows Server 2003 Active Directory
    Authoritative Restore Windows Active Directory NTDSutil
    Performing an Authoritative Restore of Active Directory Objects: Active Directory
    The problem is the only DC with the sysvol folder is the bad one throwing up the errors.

    Thanks

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    If your Ntfrs jet database is corrupt or missing then replication will break. This is usually found in c:\Windows\ntfrs\jet. Usually though the File Replication Service will refuse to start if it can't locate the database.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjb View Post
    If your Ntfrs jet database is corrupt or missing then replication will break. This is usually found in c:\Windows\ntfrs\jet. Usually though the File Replication Service will refuse to start if it can't locate the database.
    the service seems to be going, im going to try what chris suggested and see what i can do.

    im hoping that i dont have to rebuild the domain.

    thanks

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    You could try this:

    Copy the contents of the netlogon folder, demote the affected machine (after role transfer) then rejoin, wait for AD to sync up and then copy the files back into netlogon which should go live when AD is properly synced up

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    You could try this:

    Copy the contents of the netlogon folder, demote the affected machine (after role transfer) then rejoin, wait for AD to sync up and then copy the files back into netlogon which should go live when AD is properly synced up
    What if i manually copy sysvol to the other DC and then demote the problematic one will that cause sysvol to kick in again on all DC's? What if it doesn't will it all go wrong? I know you should never do this but before i try should i take a snapshot of the DC, it can't make it any worse lol.

    Thanks for all your help

    Z

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    If the policies are all still working on the others sysvol should be fine. Have you imaged one of the servers lately. That is what usually causes this error. I am unsure whether the direct copy of it all would work but would probably not try it myself as the revision numbers etc would be different.

    I would use the VM converter to grab a VM of the one with sysvol and see if it has the same issues in a virtual environment then I would try the steps on that first.

    I would try taking a system state backup then doing an authorotive restore on the VM to see whether that resets enough of the flags to get it working again. If it did work then I would attempt it on teh propper DC after a backup



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