AD Operations Master: ERROR
Posted on 2009-06-30
Environment: Small office, 5 -10 users. One Windows 2000 server.
Problem: The Windows 2000 server needed to be retired. So we purchased a new server, Windows 2008. Went through the process of setting up AD, DHCP, DNS, etc... Transferred the 5 FMSO roles, no problem, no errors. However, if we open AD Users and Computers, and view the Operations Master for RID, PDC and Infrastructure, it shows "ERROR". In addition, at the top of the tree in the left panel, it shows the old server name, not the new one.
If we open the other AD components (Domains, Trusts, Sites, etc...) it shows the new server name, and the Operations Master shows correctly. Also, if I use ntdutil to try to transfer the role, it says its not necessary as the new server knows about the 5 roles.
If I try to change the Operations Master from the W2K server, I can see the new server in the list, but when I select it, it gives me an error about the RPC Server being unvailable.
Lastly, if I disconnect the old server from the network, the users can login to their pc's, but they cant open any network drives, saying it detected a possible attempt to compromise security, meaning that the old server is still handling the authentication.
Everything I've found so far on the web states I need to seize the roles, but since ntdutil shows that the new server already has those roles, I dont think that will help.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.