I have a W2K domain. 5 DC's in 4 sites - 2 in main, 1 in each of others - all W2K SP4. We do not use Exchange
I have a new windows 2003 server that i want to promote to a domain controller.
I have run adprep /forsestprep, adprep /domainprep and adprep /domainprep gpprep on the the primary DC.
They completed and have replicated to all other DC's - i verified this with the help of the following document... http://www.msresource.net/content/view/41/47
I have used this article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325379/
to run dcdiag and repadmin tests and all work
I cannot re-run adprep as it says it as already been run.
My problem is perfectly described in this article... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278875/
Relevant section of DCPROMO.log follows - \windows\debug\dcpromo.log
07/14 11:11:41 [INFO] Starting Active Directory installation
07/14 11:11:41 [INFO] Validating user supplied options
07/14 11:11:41 [INFO] Determining a site in which to install
07/14 11:11:41 [INFO] Examining an existing Active Directory forest
07/14 11:11:41 [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)
07/14 11:11:41 [INFO] NtdsInstall for DEUTZUK1 returned 8467
07/14 11:11:41 [INFO] DsRolepInstallDs returned 8467
07/14 11:11:41 [ERROR] Failed to install to Directory Service (8467)
07/14 11:11:42 [INFO] Starting service NETLOGON
07/14 11:11:42 [INFO] Configuring service NETLOGON to 2 returned 0
07/14 11:11:42 [INFO] The attempted domain controller operation has completed
07/14 11:11:42 [INFO] DsRolepSetOperationDone returned 0
I really dont know what to do next. Any help would be most appreciated.