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Updating the System Volume Path

Updated: March 2, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

When you add or remove disk drives, the logical drive letters of the other drives on the system can change. If either your SYSVOL or Staging Area folder is located on one of the drives whose letter changes, FRS cannot locate them. You must update the paths that FRS uses to locate these folders in order to solve this problem. To change the path for the system volume, you need to make changes to the registry and in the directory. Changing the staging area path requires a change in the directory. Both changes require that you update the junction points. After updating the path information, you must restart File Replication service so it can reinitialize with the new values.

Task Requirements

The following tools are required to perform the procedures for this task:

  • ADSI Edit.msc

  • Net.exe

  • Regedit.exe

  • Linkd.exe

To complete this task, perform the following procedures in order:

  1. Gather the SYSVOL path information

  2. Stop the File Replication service

  3. Set the SYSVOL path

  4. Set the staging area path

  5. Start the File Replication service

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