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Windows® Group Policy Administrators Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 6. Maintaining and Migrating the SYSVOL

The SYSVOL is a collection of folders that contain copies of a domain’s public files, including system policies, logon scripts, and important elements of Group Policy objects (GPOs). The SYSVOL directory must be available and the appropriate subdirectories must be shared on a server before the server can advertise itself on the network as a domain controller. Shared subdirectories within the SYSVOL are replicated to every domain controller in the domain.

In Group Policy, only the Group Policy template (GPT) is replicated through SYSVOL replication. Active Directory replication handles ...

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