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JSI Tip 2901. Dcpromo fails with events 13515 and 7071, if you place the NTDS and SYSVOL folders on a mounted volume?

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
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
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.

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