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Force replication of Sysvol contents


In Active Directory domain, in Windows world sysvol folder needs to be consistent all through the domain. If the sysvol is inconsistent a lot of problems will happen. So for a smooth domain operation with less grumpy users "sysvol" folder has to be the same in all DC's.


To force sysvol replication via command line:

DFSRDIAG SyncNow /Partner:other_dc_name /RGName:”Domain System Volume” /Time:5

Check out this link from MS for more info: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2218556

Another method is to go to control panel, then click on "Services".

Then find "DFS Replication" service and click on restart.

I did use this method before when I updated some batch file scripts and the script just doesn't sync even though the script is about 2KB in size only.

The moment I restart the "DFS Replication" service, then I was able to see the changes on the other DC.

I never test this command below but I guess it should work.

net stop DFSR

net start DFSR


An alternative to restart DFS Replication service via command line if need to script or automate restarting of the service.

Or just set a task scheduler via a batch file and run the task at a specific time.


Cheers..till next time.. hope it helps..

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