Demotion Error: The Directory Service failed to replicate off changes made locally. The DSA operation is unable to proceed because of a DNS lookup failure.
Posted on 2006-05-26
I am trying to uninstall one child DC from my forest
My Root Server is Windows 2003 Standard Server [Windows 2000 Native]. I had raised domain level from 2000 mixed to 2000 native after joining Windows 2000 Server as child domain to Windows 2003 Server in existing forest. I am not sure whether this is related to demotion issue
Child Domain is sqlserv.myserver.local
Since i don't need this Child Domain anymore so i planned to demote it (and since i don't have any dc in this child domain so i checked ON "This is my last domain...", when demoting) but demotion process aborts and it is erroring out
Remove Active Directory from this computer.
You have indicated that this domain controller is the last controller in the
When the process is complete, this domain will no longer exist.
The operation failed because:
The Directory Service failed to replicate off changes made locally.
"The DSA operation is unable to proceed because of a DNS lookup failure. "
I am using correct DNS entries [ip of domain which is hosting DNS Server in forest], When i run nslookup it shows below result.
Default Server: servername.myserver.local
This is IP Address of my DNS Server and it seems to be perfect output, so i don't know why it is showing DNS related issues.
I will appreciate any help :-)