DC Imaged to different machine getting login errors
Posted on 2005-03-01
I have created an image of our DC (FSMO holder and GC) and dropped the image on a clone machine outside of our production environment for Disaster Recovery purposes. I used Symantec V2I builder. My production environment has 3 DC - 1 2003 (above) and 2 W2K DC's. In this DR enviroment, as of right now, I just have the one Win 2003 DC online.
On the DR DC I am getting the following error in the event log:
Event ID 16651
The request for a new account-identifier pool failed. The operation will be retried until the request succeeds. The error is %n " %1 "
On a workstation that I try to add to this DR DC I get the following error:
Windows cannot create the object because the Directory Service was unable to allocate a relative identifier.
This DC that the workstation is trying to connect to is the FSMO holder and GC.
I also verified that it is the RID Master and holds all the other roles.
I have reviewed many MS articles and came across Q305476 which indicates how to use repadmin /delete command to delete the other DC's that the DC is thinking are still on the network and trying to sync. with.
I really don't wish to use this command because it can break AD so want to pass by everyone this issue and see what you think?
Your response is appreciated.