Cannot raise function level to 2003 from 2000 native
Posted on 2004-09-08
I am getting the error message "The function level cannot be raised. Reason for error: The server is unwilling to process the request."
Here's the background info:
2 sites, 2 dc's in each site.
Site A: Forest Root, Domain 1
Site B: Seperate tree, Domain 2
Site A: Promoted 2 fresh Server 2003 AD's, Demoted 2 old 2000 DC's
Site B: Promoted 2 fresh Server 2003 AD's, Demoted 2 old 2000 DC's
I was able to raise the function level of Domain 1 in Site A no problem. When I try to raise the level of Domain 2 in Site B i get that error.
Event viewer showed this on a DC in the domain that i'm trying to raise the level of:
Active Directory failed to raise the functional level of the domain or forest because the following domain controller is at a lower functional level.
Object (forest or domain):
NTDS Settings object of domain controller:
I then found references to orphaned DC's in the NTDS Settings, L&F container and removed them.
Now I am not getting the event log errors when I try to raise it, but it still says "The server is unwilling to process the request"
I can provide any information requested, but don't want to start off with 10 pages of logs to add to the confusion.
Any help steering me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated, because I can't find any info on technet that pertains to this message.