Member server cannot join AD 2003 domain following a domain rename. In addition, Group Policy is also inaccessible on the domain controller.
Posted on 2006-11-23
We recently upgraded our SBS2003 AD server environment to a windows 2003 std one using the SBS2003 transition pack. We also subsequently renamed our domain using the microsoft domain rename procedure.
However, at the end of these exercises we encountered a few problems. The three main issues are:
1. We are unable to add a new server to the renamed domain. When we run DCPROMO on a member server in a bid to deploy it as an additional domain controller we get the error : "The directory service cannot perform the requested operation because a domain rename operation is in progress"
2. I believe as a result of the issue in (1) above, when we include mappings to shared drives on the member server in the user login scripts, the follwoing error is generated when the scripts are run: "login failure: unknown username or bad password". As a result the shared drives on the member server cannot be mapped.
3. We have been unable to access group policy since the rename operation was carried out. It is now impossible to change any group policy setting. When we try to use Group policy it still refers to the old domain name and reports the following error "directory object not found". All attempts to change the domain referenced in the console to the new domain name has been futile.
The issues above are of VERY HIGH importance and i will appreciate quick responses.