Problen promoting W2003 as additional DC over a VPN

Hello,

I recently created a new domain for a customer on a 2003 system. This was a brand-spankin'-new install, not an upgrade from 2000 or NT4. I had attempted to promote a 2000 system via a VPN to an additional domain controller but this was unsuccessfull. I was told that I should be using 2003 for this remote app, so I abandoned 2000 and installed 2003 at the remote location. Now when I try to promote the new 2003 to a DC (it is already a member server) I get:

Error - The Active Directory Installation Wizard cannot continue because the forest is not prepared for installing Windows Server 2003.

I have tried to run ADPREP /FORESTPREP and ADPREP /DOMAINPREP on the existing 2003 DC, and it, predicably, tells me that it has essentially already been run and has nothing to do.

DCPROMO.LOG:

04/17 21:46:11 [INFO] Promotion request for replica domain controller
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO] DnsDomainName  anklenfoot.com
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO]       ReplicaPartner  (NULL)
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO]       SiteName  (NULL)
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO]       DsDatabasePath  C:\WINDOWS\NTDS, DsLogPath  C:\WINDOWS\NTDS
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO]       SystemVolumeRootPath  C:\WINDOWS\SYSVOL
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO]       Account anklenfoot.com\administrator
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO]       Options  131264
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO] Validate supplied paths
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO] Validating path C:\WINDOWS\NTDS.
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO]       Path is a directory
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO]       Path is on a fixed disk drive.
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO] Validating path C:\WINDOWS\NTDS.
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO]       Path is a directory
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO]       Path is on a fixed disk drive.
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO] Validating path C:\WINDOWS\SYSVOL.
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO]       Path is on a fixed disk drive.
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO]       Path is on an NTFS volume
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO] Start the worker task
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO] Request for promotion returning 0
04/17 21:46:11 [INFO] Searching for a domain controller for the domain anklenfoot.com that contains the account AFC-SERVER02$

04/17 21:46:12 [INFO] Located domain controller AFC-SERVER01.anklenfoot.com for domain anklenfoot.com

04/17 21:46:12 [INFO] Using site Default-First-Site-Name for server \\AFC-SERVER01.anklenfoot.com

04/17 21:46:12 [INFO] Forcing time sync
04/17 21:46:12 [INFO] Forcing a time synch with \\AFC-SERVER01.anklenfoot.com

04/17 21:46:12 [ERROR] Failed to get the current time on \\AFC-SERVER01.anklenfoot.com: 5
04/17 21:46:12 [ERROR] NON-FATAL error forcing a time sync (5).  Ignoring
04/17 21:46:13 [INFO] Stopping service NETLOGON

04/17 21:46:13 [INFO] Stopping service NETLOGON

04/17 21:47:13 [INFO] Configuring service NETLOGON to 1 returned 0
04/17 21:47:13 [INFO] Stopped NETLOGON
04/17 21:47:13 [INFO] Deleting current sysvol path C:\WINDOWS\SYSVOL
04/17 21:47:17 [INFO] Created system volume path
04/17 21:47:17 [INFO] Copying initial Directory Service database file C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntds.dit to C:\WINDOWS\NTDS\ntds.dit

04/17 21:47:18 [INFO] Installing the Directory Service

04/17 21:47:18 [INFO] Calling NtdsInstall for anklenfoot.com
04/17 21:47:18 [INFO] Starting Active Directory installation
04/17 21:47:18 [INFO] Validating user supplied options
04/17 21:47:18 [INFO] Determining a site in which to install
04/17 21:47:18 [INFO] Examining an existing Active Directory forest
04/17 21:47:19 [INFO] Error - The Active Directory Installation Wizard cannot continue because the forest is not prepared for installing Windows Server 2003. Use the Adprep command-line tool to prepare both the forest and the domain. For more information about using the Adprep, see Active Directory Help. (8467)
04/17 21:47:19 [INFO] NtdsInstall for anklenfoot.com returned 8467
04/17 21:47:19 [INFO] DsRolepInstallDs returned 8467
04/17 21:47:19 [ERROR] Failed to install to Directory Service (8467)
04/17 21:48:52 [INFO] Starting service NETLOGON

04/17 21:48:52 [INFO] Configuring service NETLOGON to 2 returned 0
04/17 21:49:42 [INFO] The attempted domain controller operation has completed

04/17 21:49:42 [INFO] DsRolepSetOperationDone returned 0

Any help or pointers greatly appreciated.


melevyAsked:
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melevyAuthor Commented:
I should also mention that I've already raised the domain functional level to 2003, and the existing DC is the operations master of all the roles.
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oBdACommented:
That would be W2k3 R2?Installing R2 as DC requires another adprep /forestprep from the \cmpnents\R2\adprep folder on the second R2 CD.
Check this document for details:
Extending Your Active Directory Schema for New Features in Windows Server 2003 R2
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5B73CF03-84DD-480F-98F9-526EC09E9BA8&displaylang=en
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi melevy,

i am guessing you have 2003 R2..

you need to run adprep from the second disk in the set raise the schema to R2 functionality :)

Cheers!
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melevyAuthor Commented:
Man you guys are good! Yes, the new server is R2, the first is not. I'll try that and post the results.
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melevyAuthor Commented:
That worked, thanks!
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
thankyou :)
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