I am seeing the 1030 and 1058 errors for a remote Windows Server 2003 domain controller. Specifically the 1058 error says:

> Event Type:   Error Event Source: Userenv Event Category: None Event
> ID:   1058 Date:      26/02/2013 Time:        14:05:43 User:      NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
> Computer: REMOTE_SERVER Description: Windows cannot access the file
> gpt.ini for GPO
> cn={2B8907CD-E618-4BF5-8A49-FC92F8D85AE5},cn=policies,cn=system,DC=caid,DC=local.
> The file must be present at the location
> <\\domain.local\SysVol\domain.local\Policies\{2B8907CD-E618-4BF5-8A49-FC92F8D85AE5}\gpt.ini>.
> (The system cannot find the path specified. ). Group Policy processing
> aborted. 

I can navigate to \domain.local\SysVol\domain.local\policies fine, but there is no folder in there with the GUID specified. There are other folders present.

If I look for this folder on one of our other Domain Controllers I can find it fine. Note that we have a mixed Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 domain at present.

I've run repadmin /showrepl and this is showing a bunch of recent (i.e. today) successes except against one other remote domain controller.

How can I further troubleshoot the failure to replicate this GPO to this particular Domain Controller?


FRS file replication is separate from AD replication. Typically this means that FRS is jacked up and restarting it on the DC's that are missing the files/folders will replicate.

There is an FRS event log - you can start by investigating any messages there.

There is a command-line tool, ntfrsutl, that can provide some information and is sometimes helpful in forcing a replication:


ntfrsutl forcerepl [computer] /r SetName /p PartnerDnsName  


ntfrsutl forcerepl contosodc1 /r "domain system volume (sysvol share)" /p ContosoDC2.Contoso.com  
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