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Trying to raise Forest Functional level

Posted on 2008-09-30
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Currently my Forest Functional level is Windows 2000 and my domain function level is windows 2000 native. All of my domain controllers are on Windows 2003 Standard. But I get an error that says "Version of Windows Unknown. The computer object may be damaged or missing" and it says which domain controller's object is damaged or missing and it is in my Domain Controller OU and says that is has Windows 2003 installed.

How do i fix this Computer Object if it is damaged so i can raise my Forest Functional level?
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Question by:foesho
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HayesJupe earned 2000 total points
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Have a look in your Domain controllers onctainer, you probably have a DC in there that doesnt exist anymore... (if not in there, than in AD sites and services)

either use adsiedit or ntdsutil to clean this up, and away you go promoting!
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I agree you probably have a machine that dcpromo was not run correctly on or did not finish correctly.  You would most like see it in Active Directory under the Domain Controllers container as Hayes stated.

If you don't see any that should not be in there you should still use ADSIEDIT or NTDSUTIL to check for an orphaned Domain Controller.
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thank you for help that worked great.
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