Verify SYSVOL is shared in the new location

Published: April 25, 2011

Updated: April 25, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

You can use this procedure to reset the SYSVOLReady registry entry value to 1 and to ensure that the SYSVOL shared folder and netlogon (scripts) shared folder are created and shared. The SYSVOLReady registry entry was set to 0 temporarily to allow the copy of the SYSVOL folder. After the copy is complete, you need to set the SYSVOLReady registry entry value back to 1

Membership in Domain Admins, or equivalent, is required to complete these procedures. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at Local and Domain Default Groups (

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then press ENTER.

  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters.

  3. Right-click SysvolReady, and then click Modify.

  4. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.

  5. Close Registry Editor.

  1. Open an elevated command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    net share

  2. Check the list to be sure that it includes %systemroot%\SYSVOL\sysvol\ (the SYSVOL share) and %systemroot%\SYSVOL\sysvol\<Domain Name>\SCRIPTS (the NETLOGON share), where <Domain Name> is the domain of the new domain controller.

    If neither %systemroot%\SYSVOL\sysvol\ nor %systemroot%\SYSVOL\sysvol\<Domain Name>\SCRIPTS are present, see Verify Active Directory Replication.

  3. Verify that the proper permissions are set for SYSVOL replication. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

    dcdiag /test:netlogons

    Look for a message that states that <ComputerName> passed test NetLogons, where <ComputerName> is the name of the domain controller. If you do not see the “passed test” message, check the permissions that are set on the Scripts and Sysvol shared folders. For information about default SYSVOL permissions, see Reapply Default SYSVOL Security Settings.

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