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Windows Server 2008 ADPREP /FORESTPREP FAILS - ERROR 110

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Running the ADPREP for Win Server 2008 to prepare our Windows 2003 domain for a Win Server 2008 domain controller.  On the schema master, ran the 2008 adprep /forestprep.   Updated many things, then aborted at the end with an Error Code 110.   Here is the last part of the log:

Adding value:"mSDS-PhoneticLastName,Phonetic Last Name" for locale 409, object inetOrgPerson-Display and property attributeDisplayNames.

Updating change from:"X500 Distinguished Name" to "Distinguished Name"  for locale 409, object inetOrgPerson-Display and property attributeDisplayNames.

Updating change from:" International ISDN Number (Others)" to "International ISDN Number (Others)"  for locale 409, object inetOrgPerson-Display and property attributeDisplayNames.

Adprep was unable to complete because the call back function failed.

[Status/Consequence]

Error message: Error(110) while running ""C:\WINDOWS\system32\LDIFde.exe" -o ObjectGuid -d "CN=nTDSSiteSettings-Display,CN=401,CN=DisplaySpecifiers,CN=Configuration,DC=calvaryspringfield,DC=org" -u -f "C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1.CAL\LOCALS~1\Temp\TMP3391.tmp" -j "C:\WINDOWS\debug\adprep\logs\20081021132702" -s 1730wchurch.calvaryspringfield.org". Could not move file C:\WINDOWS\debug\adprep\logs\20081021132702\LDIF.err to C:\WINDOWS\debug\adprep\logs\20081021132702\DisplaySpecifierUpgradeLdifError.001.txt. The system cannot find the file specified.

 (0x80070002).

[User Action]

Check the log file ADPrep.log, in the C:\WINDOWS\debug\adprep\logs\20081021132702 directory for more information.


I have no idea what this means or how to resolve it.  NEED HELP!!   Please advise.  Thanks.
Adprep set the value of registry key System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NTDS\Parameters\Schema Update Allowed to 1



Adprep was unable to update forest information.

[Status/Consequence]

Adprep requires access to existing forest-wide information from the schema master in order to complete this operation.

[User Action]

Check the log file, ADPrep.log, in the C:\WINDOWS\debug\adprep\logs\20081021132702 directory for more information.

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by:Darius Ghassem
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Can you do a netdiag then post results? Usually when you see this error it means that the adprep can't find the schema master FSMO role. You might will have to seize the role but lets look over a netdiag first.
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I ran the command from the schema operations master DC, as directed.  Should not that have been ok.   Will run the netdiag if still needed.

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by:Darius Ghassem
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Are you sure the schema master is functioning properly? Go a head run the netdiag so we can see if there is any problems.
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I ran the tests, but lots of output.  What test in particular do you want to see?

Here is the output from a NTDSUTIL  >


C:\>
C:\>ntdsutil
ntdsutil: roles
fsmo maintenance: connect to server 1730Wchurch
Error 80070057 parsing input - illegal syntax?
fsmo maintenance: connections
server connections: connect to server 1730Wchurch
Binding to 1730Wchurch ...
Connected to 1730Wchurch using credentials of locally logged on user.
server connections: q
fsmo maintenance: select operation target
select operation target: list roles for connected server
Server "1730Wchurch" knows about 5 roles
Schema - CN=NTDS Settings,CN=1730WCHURCH,CN=Servers,CN=Default-First-Site-Name,C
N=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=calvaryspringfield,DC=org
Domain - CN=NTDS Settings,CN=1730WCHURCH,CN=Servers,CN=Default-First-Site-Name,C
N=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=calvaryspringfield,DC=org
PDC - CN=NTDS Settings,CN=1730WCHURCH,CN=Servers,CN=Default-First-Site-Name,CN=S
ites,CN=Configuration,DC=calvaryspringfield,DC=org
RID - CN=NTDS Settings,CN=1730WCHURCH,CN=Servers,CN=Default-First-Site-Name,CN=S
ites,CN=Configuration,DC=calvaryspringfield,DC=org
Infrastructure - CN=NTDS Settings,CN=1730WCTCCBDC,CN=Servers,CN=Default-First-Si
te-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=calvaryspringfield,DC=org
select operation target:

Waiting further direction.
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by:Darius Ghassem
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Run the full netdiag and post.
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FOUND PROBLEM  - found a post somewhere indicating that another person had the same problem.  They removed McAfee Virus Scan and it worked.  I have same software, removed it and it worked.

Thanks for the attempt to help me.  I appreciate it.
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Great!
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by:wavellschoolhelp
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You dont need to unistall, just disable all the options then re-enable them when done.

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by:Pete Long
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Give that Man a ceeeegar!!!
Well done!!
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by:mattolan
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Wow How am I glad you found that issue with Mcaffee antivirus. i just ran into the exact same problem while trying to prep my domain. Stopped the Mcaffee services tried again and no problems
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Wow!  It is because of off-the-wall issues (and solutions) like this that Experts Exchange is truly the most useful tech resource on the Web.
Exact same issue and solution.  Thanks, Thanks, Thanks!
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same with me Mcafee is the problem.
thanks
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