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Domain Controller will not fail over to second Domain controller

Posted on 2007-03-20
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A have a network were I have 2 2000 server domain controllers. One domain controler's HD was crashing and I had to re build it. Now it will not fail over when the controller 1 reboots.  how do I set them up to fail over when one reboots?
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Question by:Martin_01
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by:Phadke_hemant
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if one is PDC and other is BDC then there shouldn't be any problems
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by:Jay_Jay70
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there is no such thing as a PDC and a BDC.

Now lets take a look at the problem.....The DC that crashed...did it contain FSMO roles?

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;255690

Is your new DC a global catalog as well?

Have you removed the dead DC?
http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm
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by:Martin_01
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I know there is no PDC or BDC. I was just trying to define one from the other why explaining the issue.

I made sure the roles are on the Good Domain controller before I rebuilt the one with the failing HD.

I believe it is a global catalog.
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Hi Martin, I wasnt aiming that at you...was just aiming at experts posting incorrect details and not clarifying :)

There has been some known cases when the failover doesnt automaitcally happen - i take the fail over is also DNS server?

What errors log when the other DC is off?
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ID: 18771375
Event Type:      Warning
Event Source:      MRxSmb
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      3034
Date:            3/22/2007
Time:            4:18:24 AM
User:            N/A
Computer:      BooBoo
Description:
The redirector was unable to initialize security context or query context attributes.
Data:
0000: 00 00 08 00 02 00 56 00   ......V.
0008: 00 00 00 00 da 0b 00 80   ......?
0010: 00 00 00 00 33 01 00 c0   ....3..
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........
0028: 7d 04 00 00 33 01 00 c0   }...3..
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