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
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After you install Active Directory Domain Services on a new full or read-only Windows Server 2008-based domain controller in an existing domain, the SYSVOL share is present. However, the NETLOGON share is not present on the new domain controller.
Note This article does not apply if both NETLOGON and SYSVOL shares are missing.
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.
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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:
Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Then, NTFRS notifies Netlogon to share out SYSVOL by setting the SysvolReady Flag registry entry to "1."
NTFRS then moves and renames files from the location that is mentioned in step 1 to the following folder:
However, if the Netlogon service reads the SysvolReady Flag entry in the registry very quickly, the Netlogon service tries to share out the \Windows\SYSVOL\domain\scripts folder before NTFRS creates this folder. Therefore, the NETLOGON share is not created.