Creating Replication domain,

I would like to add another domain controller into my existing domain controller. So on my new server, I went with
"DC Promo" and next, next, next. By the way I supplied with the administrator credentials on the existing machine,

But then it gives me the following error:
The operation failed because: The Active Directory Installation Wizard was unable to convert the computer account PENTIUM5$ to a domain controller account.  "Access is denied."

I checked the administrator credential on the existing domain controller and it's a group of domain admins, which is should be enough to do perform this task.

Please advise!
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Hi kecoak,

this should make life a bit easier


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kecoakAuthor Commented:
At a command prompt, type secedit /refreshpolicy machine_policy /enforce.

I couldn't get this command to work,
but Thanks anyway!
what do you mean you couldnt get it to work?

what happened
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kecoakAuthor Commented:
hmm .. Still can't get it to work (the join domain)
maybe I will try it again later....
did you follow the steps in that link

secedit is built into 2000 machines
kecoakAuthor Commented:
it works!
thanks! yes you are right it took 2-3 minutes .. for the group policy
ah good stuff :)
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