So... was trying to add in a 2008 DC to a single 2003/exchange 2007 setup. ran adprep and updated schema, and joined the new DC to the AD... then 6 hours later noticed everything was not working. Restore tapes are offsite and not available for a few days so no easy option.
The gist is the GC is not locatable and the sysvol isn't being shared. If you connect directly to the DC you can query all objects inside the AD properly, but nothing that queries the root domain itself works. went through the dns tree and eveyrthing seems proper. the server is pointing to itself for dns.
dcdiag shows: Starting test: FsmoCheck Warning: DcGetDcName(GC_SERVER_REQUIRED) call failed, error 1355 A Global Catalog Server could not be located - All GC's are down. Warning: DcGetDcName(TIME_SERVER) call failed, error 1355 A Time Server could not be located. The server holding the PDC role is down. Warning: DcGetDcName(GOOD_TIME_SERVER_PREFERRED) call failed, error 1355 A Good Time Server could not be located. Warning: DcGetDcName(KDC_REQUIRED) call failed, error 1355 A KDC could not be located - All the KDCs are down.
i have done ntdsutil and seized all roles anyway, confirmed under sites that the DC is a GC. it should work...google doesnt show what i want.... i'm good with AD but not good enough ;)
Where do i go from here?