31 March 2019

SYSVOL and NETLOGON Share is missing in Newly Built Domain Controllers

I recently provisioned a new Domain Controller, running Server 2016.  

After joining to domain, adding the AD roles and then promoting to DC, I noticed the NETLOGON and SYSVOL folders were missing.  Not just the shares, but the actual folders themselves.

Luckily, I was able to fix this rather easily, by following these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the following subkey in Registry Editor:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters
  3. In the details pane, right-click the SysvolReady flag, and then click Modify.
  4. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.
  5. Again in the details pane, right-click the SysvolReady flag, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
Once this is done, you simply have to stop and start the netlogon service.

  • Net Stop Netlogon
  • Net Start Netlogon


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