JSI Tip 8759. Your Windows 2000 server logs Event ID 13559?

Your Windows 2000 server logs the following event:

Event Source: NtFrs
Event ID: 13559
Event Type: Error
Description: The File Replication Service has detected that the replica root path has changed from <CurrentLocation> to <CurrentLocation>. If this is an intentional move then a file with the name NTFRS_CMD_FILE_MOVE_ROOT needs to be created under the new root path. This was detected for the following replica set: "%1" Changing the replica root path is a two step process which is triggered by the creation of the NTFRS_CMD_FILE_MOVE_ROOT file.

You may also notice that the Sysvol folder has missing or incomplete information at %SystemRoot%\Sysvol\<DomainName.com>\Policies and/or %SystemRoot%\Sysvol\<DomainName.com>\Scripts.

This behavior can occur if the Sysvol folder has been restored from a backup, or moved from and back to its' original location.

To resolve this problem:

1. Open Windows Explorer or My Computer.

2. Right-click a blank area in the root folder of <CurrentLocation> and press New and Text Document.

3. Type NTFRS_CMD_FILE_MOVE_ROOT as the file name and press Enter.

4. If you receive If you change a filename extension, the file may become unusable. Are you sure you want to change it?, press Yes.

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