Analyzes the state of domain controllers in a forest or enterprise and reports any problems to help in troubleshooting.

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Remove Orphaned Windows 2000 Server Domain Controller (VerifyEnterpriseReferences test failed)

I have a Windows Server 2003 machine that is our domain controller. It is the only domain controller (I know bad practice). It is having some hardware issues so I want to move the domain controller ...
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Domain Upgrade: when it is necessary to do it through migration to a new forest/domain?

As I understand there are 2 methods to upgrade AD to a newer version (let's say from 2003/2008 to 2008R2): either by adding new DCs/performing in-place upgrade of existing DCs and migration to the new ...
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Unable to change the workgroup of the server to domain name [closed]

I am unable to change the workgroup of the server to my domain name on the DC The following is the error i get... Note: This information is intended for a network administrator. If you are not ...
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Restored Domain Controller does not display any information using dcdiag command

I am testing restoring a domain controller from system state backup to different hardware in a non production environment as a sanity check for our restoration procedure. When i run the dcdiag ...
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Domain Controller DCdiag error - A Global Catalog Server could not be located

I've set up a replica DC in a remote location. It's connected to the main site through a VPN connection. DCdiag passes on the primary DC, but I get the following error on the replica DC: Running ...
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Will Windows dcdiag.exe interrupt any services on a production system?

Will the running the Windows dcdiag.exe command-line tool on a Server 2008 R2 system interfere with any services on that machine? A small amount of CPU and network traffic usage is acceptable, but ...
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DCDIAG VerifyEnterpriseReferences test failed on PDC

I have two domain controllers both server 2008, and the domain function level has been raised to 2008. We migrated from a single dc running server 2008 previously. If I run : dcdiag /v /c /d /e ...
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Server 2008 R2 failing DCDIAG - not advertising as a time server

When I first started working on this issue the only test that was failing was it not advertising as a time server now the following is coming up: Warning: LEX-DC01 is not advertising as a time ...
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installing exchange - running dcdiag problems

Running dcdiag before installing exchange i get the following output: PS C:\Users\Administrator> dcdiag Directory Server Diagnosis Performing initial setup: Trying to find home server... ...
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Server 2008 Active Directory DNS Entries Deleted. Dcdiag unable to contact local AD controller

I've never seen anything like this. At a potential customer site, I noticed that the PC's were all unable to locate the domain controller and netlogon was failing. I fixed the DNS entries on the ...
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There is an inconsistency in the DS, suggest you run dcdiag in a few moments, perhaps on a different DC

Performing initial setup: Connecting to directory service on server . Collecting site info. Identifying all servers. **ERROR: There is an inconsistency in the DS, suggest you run dcdiag in a few ...
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Windows Server 2003 DCDiag error message “delegation is broken for foo.com.foo.com on dns server”

It started as a simple diagnostic: dcdiag /c when it ran it gave me the following error from the DNS portion of the DCDIAG test delegation is broken for foo.com.foo.com on dns server on dns ...