SYSVOL Migration Series: Part 3 – Migrating to the ‘PREPARED’ state


Previous articles in this series contained an introduction to the SYSVOL migration procedure and explained how the Dfsrmig.exe tool can be used for SYSVOL migration. Keeping this background information in mind, we're now ready to start the actual SYSVOL migration process. This article explains how to migrate replication of the SYSVOL share to the 'PREPARED'... Continue Reading →

SYSVOL Migration Series: Part 1 – Introduction to the SYSVOL migration process


he File Replication Service (FRS) is used for replicating the contents of the SYSVOL share between Windows domain controllers. However, Windows Server 2008 domain controllers, which are operating in the Windows Server 2008 domain functional level, can use the DFS Replication service for replicating the contents of the SYSVOL share. A new Windows Server 2008... Continue Reading →

DFS Step-by-Step Guide for Windows Server 2008


ou can install the DFS components by using the following procedures. Installing Windows Server 2008 and DFS During Setup, follow the on-screen prompts to install Windows Server 2008. Refer to the section "Lab Requirements" earlier in this guide for details about which servers must run Windows Server 2008 and which servers can run Windows Server 2003 R2 or Windows Server 2003 SP1. After... Continue Reading →

Dcdiag error


 have two domain controllers both server 2008, and the domain function level has been raised to 2008. We migrated from a single dc running server 2008 previously. If I run : dcdiag /v /c /d /e /s:win2k8dc1 >c:dcdiag.txt I receive the following error: Starting test: VerifyEnterpriseReferences The following problems were found while verifying various important... Continue Reading →

Upgrade Domain Controllers From 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012


Upgrade Domain Controllers From 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012April 10 2013 This topic provides background information about Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2012 and explains the process for upgrading domain controllers from Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.UPGRADE FROM SERVER 2008 R2 TO Windows server 2012 Table of Contents1.1.1    1 2.    Prerequisites... Continue Reading →

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