SYSVOL share

Definition of SYSVOL share in The Network Encyclopedia.

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What is SYSVOL share?

A shared directory on a domain controller on Microsoft Windows 2000–based networks that contains the server’s copy of the domain public files, such as group policy objects and scripts for the current domain and the entire enterprise. The contents of this share are replicated to all domain controllers in the Windows 2000 domain. The default path for the SYSVOL share is \%System_Root%\Sysvol\SYSVOL.


The SYSVOL share must be on an NTFS 5 volume because Active Directory uses the journaling function of NTFS 5 to track replication updates.