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Removing a DC by DCPROMO - Getting an Error .

Posted on 2006-11-15
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I wish to remove a DC using DCPROMO.

Each time I try I get the following messages and no matter which user I
select the same error occurs

The operation failed because: Active Directory could not transfer the
remaining data in directory partition
CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=APSSYS1,DC=LOCAL to domain controller
DC-Server.Apssys1.local .
"The Directory service was unable to transfer ownership of one or more floating single-master operation roles to other servers."

Any Idea ?

thanks
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Question by:Identify1
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Hi Identify1,

I would transfer all the FSMO roles to another DC first - I generally do this anyway, if nothing else, it will give you a better error

http://www.petri.co.il/transferring_fsmo_roles.htm

-red
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by:rhinoceros
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What's the role of this DC in domain ?

You are missing to transfer the roles (FSMO) before removing.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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dcpromo has a known issue with role transfers - follow reds advice, then run dcpromo /forceremoval and forcefully boot it. once done run a metadata cleanup with ntdsutil
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by:Identify1
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Thanks a lot .It helped .

Yoni
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