If you run Dcpromo and attempt to place the NTDS and SYSVOL folders on a mounted volume, you receive a File Replication log, when the server reboots, that contains:
Event Type: Warning Event Source: NtFrs Event Category: None Event ID: 13515 Date: 2/28/2000 Time: 1:11:06 PM User: N/A Computer: %COMPUTERNAME%The System log will contain:
Event Type: Error Event Source: Service Control Manager Event Category: None Event ID: 7031 Date: 2/28/2000 Time: 1:42:00 PM User: N/A Computer: %COMPUTERNAME%Windows 2000 does NOT support placing the SYSVOL folder on a mounted volume.
The FRS journal cannot track changes because the SYSVOL actually resides on another volume.
To fix the problem:
Use Regedt32 to navigate to:
On the Edit menu, Add Value name SysvolReady, as a REG_DWORD data type. Set the data value to 1.
Open a CMD prompt and type:
net stop Netlogon
net start Netlogon
Use Dcpromo to demote the domain controller.
Use the Disk Management snap-in to assign a drive letter to the mounted volume.
Run Dcpromo and place the NTDS and SYSVOL folders on the new drive.