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DCpromo creating child domain

yesterday i finished working on my Windows Server 2008 R2. When i was creating a first (parent) domain controller (new domain in new forest) everything went fine. But when i wanted to install a child ...
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Newly promoted domain controller showing many errors but dcpromo didn't complain?

I have a domain separated into four sites. In one of my remote sites, I have promoted a new DC and will be decommissioning the existing DC in a few weeks. I didn't receive any errors when I did the ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 DC promotion fails

I tried to promote a Windows Server 2012 R2 instance to a domain controller at a remote site. It was looking normal until about 45 minutes into promoting it (the site was only linked by a T1). It ...
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How to remove broken DC from 2003 domain (with complications)

I have never been to heavily involved with managing AD2003 domain controllers. Now I get a broken domain dumped in my lap. I need some advice how to proceed. Here is the story: Earlier today I ...
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Install DC again after removing on exchange server

I had a DC and Exchange 2010 installed on the same machine. I removed the DC role, and Exchange server went crazy. I tried to install the DC role again to fix the problem but ran into this error when ...
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How do I manually demote a Domain Controller that is past the tombstone lifetime when I cannot log into it?

I have two domain controllers. One is failing replication. It has past tombstone expiration, so I have read it must be demoted and re-promoted. I cannot log in to this server anymore, because of ...
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DCPROMO on new remote Domain Controller fails because “the RPC server is unavailable”

I'm helping a (devops) client move their technology stack (VMware, Windows AD, Ubuntu Linux) from their old co-location facility to a new environment. Rather than move the hardware and systems ...
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Why won't DNS role install on Server 2008 r2 with dcpromo or after running dcpromo

I am unable to install the DNS role with dcpromo.exe when adding a new server to an existing forest. Current Configuration I currently have a domain controller running windows server 2008 r2. Let's ...
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I am unable to ping two machines each other despite they are on same domain network

I am having two VM's equipped with 180 trial versions of Windows server 2008 R2 SP1. In one i have configured active directory domain services and ran dcpromo.exe on it and added the other server to ...
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Dcpromo run as Local System in Server 2008

I am trying to have a service running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 be able to execute dcpromo in order to join and remove AD. In Server 2003, I was able to simply use Process.Start() in C# and provide ...
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IFM with Server 2012

Can you use IFM Media from a 2008R2 box to build and promote a Server 2012 DC? Or can you only use IFM media from another 2012 box? Cheers
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DCPromo Before or After?

I have an older Windows 2003 Server that is doing moderate duty right now -- small SQL database and an LOB application. I plan to: Make it a DC. Install DHCP/DNS/WINS as backup for the FSMO ...
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How do I resolve active directory connection errors when using dcpromo?

When attempting to promote a secondary server to an existing active directory forest I receive the following error message and can no longer continue. Failed to examine the active directory ...
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Unable to get Azure VM to become DC

I am trying to promote an Azure VM to become a DC in my Win2K8 R2 Domain. I use the Active Directory Domain Servoces Configuration Wizard to perform the dcpromo. It succeeds in the installation ...
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Issue Demoting Domain Controller

I am in the process of demoting a 2003r2 DC. I have set up a 2008r2 Server, set it up as a DC and moved all the roles over. Now I am ready to demote the older DC. When I run a dcpromo I am getting the ...
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Domain Controller issue

Our DC was having issues so we built a new server to replace it. It's running 2003 (same as previous DC). I ran DCpromo and transferred roles to the new DC. Now Users are having issues connecting to ...
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Should I join the domain with my new server before I run dcpromo?

Brand new server, 2008 r2. I want it to eventually be my forest root. Should I go ahead and join it to the domain as just a member server and then do all the ? Should I run adprep before I join the ...
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can dc metadata cleanup be done manually on Server 2008?

I ran dcpromo to demote a W2K3 dc. The wizard completed without a hitch. However, there are now a few anomalies: Launching nslookup from the remaining dc (W2K8 R2) gives the result- Default ...
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Manually remove old DC server

I have a win 2003 DC that has failed and i'm trying to clean up the metadata using ntdsutil as per instructions from http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm and ...
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Windows AD dcpromo /demote, who gets the roles?

I've got three Windows servers running Active Directory: Two Win2000 Servers and a Win2003 Server. For a long time there was only one Win2000 AD server, so it probably has all the roles (although I ...
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DCPromo error when demoting a backup domain controller

One of our Windows 2003 servers has reached it's end of life and I am trying to demote it so that it can be removed from the network. The PDC is still online, of course. I am getting this error: ...
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Problem adding second domain controller to SBS 2008

Have an SBS 2008 server in one location, and want to add a backup domain controller at a different site. The two sites are linked by a VPN. New server is running Server 2008 R2, fully patched. At ...
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Will demoting a Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller reinstate local accounts?

We want to use our main DC to host an internal web application. After some testing and research, this application is failing because the machine doesn't have local accounts. We've decided to promote a ...
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Demote 2003 DC from within Directory Services Restore Mode

We've had a child DC fail on us, and can't get into Windows on it as Directory Services is failing. A restore of the backed-up active directory hasn't worked due to a corruption, and so we've decided ...
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Left over domain controllers

In our Windows 2003 network we have two active domain controllers. I say active because listed in the Active Directory Sites and Services (Sites, Default-First-Site-Name, Servers) there are 4 servers ...
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Add a New Windows 2000 Server to a Windows 2003 Domain, Do I need ADPREP?

I've got a newish Windows 2003 DC and a very old Windows 2000 DC running together in Windows 2000 Native mode. I've got to pull the 2000 Server to repair it, so I want to add in a temporary 2000 ...
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Windows 2003 dcpromo demote failure

I'm rebuilding the server mentioned in this question. However before I do blow it away I would like to move its operations off of it first. DHCP and ePO are taken care of and now all that is left is ...