How can I fix this dcpromo error when adding a second DC to my domain?

I have a domain with 1 DC called "Servant" which runs Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4
I would like to add a second DC running Windows 2003 R2 Standard Edition.

Before running dcpromo I prepared the w2k schema with the adprep tools. The DNS on SERVANT is DNS integrated and looks healthy.

Running dcpromo ends with this error box:

I am loggend in as the domain administrator and retried with the domain admin credentials without success. The administrator profile is a member of the Enterprise Admins group.

The relevant part of the DCPROMO.LOG file says this:

02/07 10:40:46 [INFO] Active Directory updated the schema cache.
02/07 10:40:46 [INFO] Replicating the configuration directory partition
02/07 10:40:50 [INFO] Replicating CN=Configuration,DC=OMF-Publishers,DC=local: received 1000 out of approximately 3424 objects
02/07 10:40:53 [INFO] Replicating CN=Configuration,DC=OMF-Publishers,DC=local: received 1755 out of approximately 3424 objects
02/07 10:40:53 [INFO] Replicated the configuration container.
02/07 10:40:54 [INFO] Error - The Active Directory Installation Wizard was unable to convert the computer account JAMES$ to a domain controller account. (5)
02/07 10:40:54 [INFO] NtdsInstall for OMF-Publishers.local returned 5
02/07 10:40:54 [INFO] DsRolepInstallDs returned 5
02/07 10:40:54 [ERROR] Failed to install to Directory Service (5)

Would be grateful for any help.
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top_rungConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Add the administrators group to the "Enable Computer and User Accounts to be
trusted for Delegation" GPO setting of the Default Domain Controllers Policy

232070 "Access Denied" During Domain Controller Promotion
JannieTAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the quick and accurate response. I actually looked at the microsoft KB article before I posted this question, but it was only after reading the EE post that I realised how I can get at the group policy editor to make the changes suggested.

You are welcome, but obviously I can't take credit for the answer, only for digging it up for you ;).  Kudos to Netman66 and Simplyamazing.

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