ntacl sysvolreset fails: no such file or directory

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Oct 11 03:20:42 MDT 2012

On Thu, 2012-10-11 at 10:36 +0200, Daniele Dario wrote:
> Hi Pekka,

> from what I know, sysvol replication is not present neither in rc1 nor
> rc2.
> Having a look into the python scripts involved in ntacl sysvolreset
> command you can see that it calls set_gpo_acl (look into
> samba4/samba-master/source4/scripting/python/samba/provision/__init__.py) which expects the presence of the Policy folder (and subfolders).
> During a join (not on the provisioned DC) it seems that the Policies
> folder is not created.
> Missing the sysvol replication implies that also Policies branch is
> missing and the script would fail.
> The workaround I've found was to copy the sysvol content from the
> primary DC to the joined one (using rsync or other way). Than samba-tool
> ntacl sysvolreset didn't fail.

That's exactly what you need to do.  Thanks Daniele!

(If you don't, you won't have GPOs if your clients access the 2nd DC)

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

More information about the samba-technical mailing list