Source: The NETLOGON share is not present after you install Active Directory Domain Services on a new full or read-only Windows Server 2008-based domain controller

 

Cause


This problem occurs when the Netlogon service reads the SysvolReady Flag in the registry very quickly. Then, the Netlogon service tries to share out the \Windows\SYSVOL\domain\scripts folder before the NT File Replication Service (NTFRS) creates this folder.

Workaround


Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

To work around this issue, set the SysvolReady Flag registry value to “0” and then back to “1” in the registry. To do this, follow 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.

Note This will cause Netlogon to share out SYSVOL, and the scripts folder will be present.