I have recently taken over a new network and their servers are running 2012 server.
which is ok but.... i have been having massive issues with GPO's not applying when students are logging on.
After correcting the DNS - and sorting a couple of other issues out - "dfsr Dirty Shut Down" i know get the message saying that the sysvol folder has not replicated due to the data being too old
The DFS Replication service stopped replication on the folder with the following local path: C:\Windows\SYSVOL\domain. This server has been disconnected from other partners for 70 days, which is longer than the time allowed by the MaxOfflineTimeInDays parameter (67). DFS Replication considers the data in this folder to be stale, and this server will not replicate the folder until this error is corrected.
To resume replication of this folder, use the DFS Management snap-in to remove this server from the replication group, and then add it back to the group. This causes the server to perform an initial synchronization task, which replaces the stale data with fresh data from other members of the replication group.
if your still with me....
I want to fix this error but without replicating the sysvol folder from the second domain controller back - i have created new polices within the last month ( when i started) and am concerned about losing them.
I added the DFS Management snap-in tool to the server to see if i could disable the second domain controller and re-add it so that it "refreshed the folder sync" but when i right click on the domain controller in the dfs management tool there is no option to do this. (maybe because i installed the remote management tool?)
any advice around this would be massively appreciated.