site not replicating with any other sites - win2003 sp1
Posted on 2009-02-18
Hello guys and as always thanks for your time and expertise. Here's my problem:
I'm trying to help one of my fellow techs. He has a site (we have approximately 20 sites in our network) and this site is not replicating with any of the other sites. Additionally, no intrasite replication is occurring either. I ran DCDIAG and NETDIAG and there were more errors than you could shake a stick at.
Consequently, I was hoping I oculd demote one of thes domain controllers which I did. I had to do a force demotion and clean up the metadata which I have done. However, the DC still wouldn't replicate with any other DCs within the site or outside of it.
Things I've noticed and maybe there's no problem with these settings:
Let's say his domain controller has an ip of 10.50.5.2 subnet of 255.255.255.0 His gateway is 10.50.10.1 and so you get errors that the gateway is not on the same network segment as defined by the ip/subnet. So that's one thing. I have our switch guy looking into what the gateway should be if a change is required.
Additionally, I don't see any of these DCs in either DNS Domain zones or Forest dns zones.
You guys have any ideas or recommendations. Do you think the gateway is the problem? Thanks.