Could somebody please help me identify an issue I suddenly started having with Replication between 2 of our DCs. I inherited this system which was working perfectly fine but the problem happened suddenly and I am not too sure where to start looking.
This is a school with 2 DCs, both are on Server 2008R2 SP1:
DC1 is also a DNS server
DC2 is also DNS, DHCP and Deployment Server
A couple of days ago I created a policy object and realized that group policies stopped working across the domain. The error message indicated that the gpt.ini file for the policy could not be found.
As soon as I remove the object everything goes back to normal.I tested out the SYSVOL shares on each of the servers by creating files manually and the shares are visible between both of them however if I create a new policy object the physical files for it are not created even locally on the DC that I am working on at the time.
So I ran DCDIAG on both servers and found that DC1 has this error message:
Starting test: Services EventSystem Service is stopped on [WES-SVR01] NtFrs Service is stopped on [WES-SVR01]
After looking inside Services I am unable to start the File Replication Service or the DFS Service because it gives out an 1068 error saying that 1 of its dependencies cannot be started.
What could be causing this? I ran SFC and it found no errors