VMWARE gotcha, virtualizing domain controllers

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I virtualized a AD DC and started getting the below error

The File Replication Service has detected that the replica root path has changed from “c:\windows\sysvol\domain” to “c:\windows\sysvol\domain”.

Apparently windows cares about the physical drive that underlies the sysvol, and since this is changed during a virtualizing it causes this error. In order to acknowledge that you indeed meant to do do this you need to create the NTFRS_CMD_FILE_MOVE_ROOT in the “c:\windows\sysvol\domain” folder.

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