Active directory problems
Posted on 2003-11-18
i think i've gotten myself into some deep trouble.
when i got here (this company i work at)
there was this w2k sbs server set up.
i added an additional domain controller and thats when the mess started. Some stuff was badly configured and i only found out later (for example OWA didnt work properly, DHCP leases were set at 2 hours etc).
replication between the two domain controllers didnt go too well, and later on due to hardware failure the addiotional domain controller died.
since i was having more and more problems with the replication i decided to build up a new w2k server as member server instead of DC (it wouldnt even let me promote it as DC anymore).
since the computer wasnt properly removed from the domain it was still in AD sites and servers. and i cant get it removed from there.
the event logger is giving me massive errors, but the one that worries me the most now is this one
Error 8430(20ee) has occurred (Internal ID 20612ee). Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for assistance.
what to do ? (dont tell me to call microsoft, cus thats what i'll do when i cant fix this by myself or with help from you guys).