Set the SYSVOL path

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Use this procedure to set the new path to the system volume in the registry.


The Registry Editor bypasses standard safeguards, allowing settings that can damage your system or even require you to reinstall Windows. If you must edit the registry, back up system state first. For information about backing up system state, see Administering Active Directory Backup and Restore.

Administrative Credentials

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group in Active Directory.

To set the SYSVOL path

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit and then press ENTER.

  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters.

  3. Right-click SysVol and click Modify.

  4. In the Value data box, in the Edit String dialog box, enter the new path, including the drive letter and click OK.

  5. Close Registry Editor.


    The path in the registry points to the SYSVOL folder located inside the SYSVOL folder that is under the root. When updating the path in the registry, ensure that it still points to the SYSVOL folder inside the SYSVOL folder that is under the root.