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2008 Server Rename failure

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I have a 2008 Server (only DC in the domain) which crashed during a rename.
As a result it left the system half renamed.
The computername had been changed to DC1 but there were still many references to DC2 (the old computer name) such as in DNS and Active directory.

As a result the Netlogon service will not start and Active directory cannot be accessed.
After about 8 hours of hard work, I manged to make some progress by manualy editing DNS records and update Active Directory records using ADSIEdit.

I have attached the outputs from netdiag and dciag below..

from these I am certain the problem still lies with DNS, but not sure where.
Can anyone offer some advice?
When i run netdiag i get the following output...

 

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    Computer Name: DC1

    DNS Host Name: dc1.school.local

    System info : Windows Server (R) 2008 Standard (Build 6002)

    Processor : x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11, GenuineIntel

    Hotfixes : none detected

 

 

Netcard queries test . . . . . . . : Passed

    [WARNING] The net card 'RAS Async Adapter' may not be working because it has not received any packets.

    GetStats failed for 'isatap.{A9F5A39A-FD61-44C4-BE9F-1E4BD5A3B546}'. [ERROR_GEN_FAILURE]

 

 

 

Per interface results:

 

    Adapter : Local Area Connection

 

        Netcard queries test . . . : Passed

 

        Host Name. . . . . . . . . : dc1

        IP Address . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3

        Subnet Mask. . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

        Default Gateway. . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

        Dns Servers. . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3

                                     127.0.0.1

 

 

        AutoConfiguration results. . . . . . : Passed

 

        Default gateway test . . . : Passed

 

        NetBT name test. . . . . . : Passed

        [WARNING] At least one of the <00> 'WorkStation Service', <03> 'Messenger Service', <20> 'WINS' names is missing.

 

        WINS service test. . . . . : Skipped

            There are no WINS servers configured for this interface.

 

 

Global results:

 

 

Domain membership test . . . . . . : Passed

 

 

NetBT transports test. . . . . . . : Passed

    List of NetBt transports currently configured:

        NetBT_Tcpip_{A9F5A39A-FD61-44C4-BE9F-1E4BD5A3B546}

    1 NetBt transport currently configured.

 

 

Autonet address test . . . . . . . : Passed

 

 

IP loopback ping test. . . . . . . : Passed

 

 

Default gateway test . . . . . . . : Passed

 

 

NetBT name test. . . . . . . . . . : Passed

    [WARNING] You don't have a single interface with the <00> 'WorkStation Service', <03> 'Messenger Service', <20> 'WINS' names defined.

 

 

Winsock test . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed

 

 

DNS test . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Failed

       [FATAL] File \config\netlogon.dns contains invalid DNS entries.       [FATAL] File \config\netlogon.dns contains invalid DNS entries.    [FATAL] No DNS servers have the DNS records for this DC registered.

 

 

Redir and Browser test . . . . . . : Passed

    List of NetBt transports currently bound to the Redir

        NetBT_Tcpip_{A9F5A39A-FD61-44C4-BE9F-1E4BD5A3B546}

    The redir is bound to 1 NetBt transport.

 

    List of NetBt transports currently bound to the browser

        NetBT_Tcpip_{A9F5A39A-FD61-44C4-BE9F-1E4BD5A3B546}

    The browser is bound to 1 NetBt transport.

 

 

DC discovery test. . . . . . . . . : Failed

        [FATAL] Cannot find DC in domain 'SCHOOL'. [ERROR_NO_SUCH_DOMAIN]

 

 

DC list test . . . . . . . . . . . : Failed

        'SCHOOL': Cannot find DC to get DC list from [test skipped].

 

 

Trust relationship test. . . . . . : Skipped

 

 

Kerberos test. . . . . . . . . . . : Skipped

        'SCHOOL': Cannot find DC to get DC list from [test skipped].

 

 

LDAP test. . . . . . . . . . . . . : Failed

    Cannot find DC to run LDAP tests on. The error occurred was: The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.

 

 

        [WARNING] Cannot find DC in domain 'SCHOOL'. [ERROR_NO_SUCH_DOMAIN]

 

 

Bindings test. . . . . . . . . . . : Passed

 

 

WAN configuration test . . . . . . : Skipped

    No active remote access connections.

 

 

Modem diagnostics test . . . . . . : Passed

 

IP Security test . . . . . . . . . : Skipped

 

    Note: run "netsh ipsec dynamic show /?" for more detailed information

 

 

The command completed successfully

 

 

 

and dcdiag returns....

 

 

Domain Controller Diagnosis

 

Performing initial setup:

   Done gathering initial info.

 

Doing initial required tests

   

   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\DC1

      Starting test: Connectivity

            *** Warning: could not confirm the identity of this server in

               the directory versus the names returned by DNS servers.

               If there are problems accessing this directory server then

               you may need to check that this server is correctly registered

               with DNS

         ......................... DC1 passed test Connectivity

 

Doing primary tests

   

   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\DC1

      Starting test: Replications

         ......................... DC1 passed test Replications

      Starting test: NCSecDesc

         ......................... DC1 passed test NCSecDesc

      Starting test: NetLogons

         Unable to connect to the NETLOGON share! (\\DC1\netlogon)

         [DC1] An net use or LsaPolicy operation failed with error 67, Win32 Error 67.

         ......................... DC1 failed test NetLogons

      Starting test: Advertising

         Fatal Error:DsGetDcName (DC1) call failed, error 1355

         The Locator could not find the server.

         ......................... DC1 failed test Advertising

      Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders

         ......................... DC1 passed test KnowsOfRoleHolders

      Starting test: RidManager

         Failed with 8481: Win32 Error 8481

         Could not get Rid set Reference :failed with 8481: Win32 Error 8481

         ......................... DC1 failed test RidManager

      Starting test: MachineAccount

         ***Error: The server DC1 is missing its machine account.  Try running

 

         with the /repairmachineaccount option. 

         * The current DC is not in the domain controller's OU

         ......................... DC1 failed test MachineAccount

      Starting test: Services

            w32time Service is stopped on [DC1]

            NETLOGON Service is stopped on [DC1]

         ......................... DC1 failed test Services

      Starting test: ObjectsReplicated

         ......................... DC1 passed test ObjectsReplicated

      Starting test: frssysvol

         ......................... DC1 passed test frssysvol

      Starting test: frsevent

         There are warning or error events within the last 24 hours after the

 

         SYSVOL has been shared.  Failing SYSVOL replication problems may cause

 

         Group Policy problems. 

         ......................... DC1 failed test frsevent

      Starting test: kccevent

         An Warning Event occured.  EventID: 0x800004C8

            Time Generated: 07/01/2009   09:42:01

            Event String: An attempt by the local domain controller to

 

         An Warning Event occured.  EventID: 0x800004C8

            Time Generated: 07/01/2009   09:47:01

            Event String: An attempt by the local domain controller to

 

         ......................... DC1 failed test kccevent

      Starting test: systemlog

         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x000015E2

            Time Generated: 07/01/2009   09:42:21

            Event String: An internal error occurred while accessing the

 

         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0xC25A002E

            Time Generated: 07/01/2009   09:42:23

            Event String: The time service encountered an error and was

 

         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0xC0001B6F

            Time Generated: 07/01/2009   09:43:23

            (Event String could not be retrieved)

         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0xC0001B6F

            Time Generated: 07/01/2009   09:43:23

            (Event String could not be retrieved)

         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0xC0001B72

            Time Generated: 07/01/2009   09:43:23

            (Event String could not be retrieved)

         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000469

            Time Generated: 07/01/2009   09:45:00

            Event String: The processing of Group Policy failed because of

 

         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000456

            Time Generated: 07/01/2009   09:45:43

            Event String: The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows

 

         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0xC000042B

            Time Generated: 07/01/2009   09:49:19

            Event String: The terminal server cannot register 'TERMSRV'

 

         ......................... DC1 failed test systemlog

      Starting test: VerifyReferences

         ......................... DC1 passed test VerifyReferences

   

   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CrossRefValidation

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

   

   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

         ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CrossRefValidation

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom

   

   Running partition tests on : Schema

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

         ......................... Schema passed test CrossRefValidation

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... Schema passed test CheckSDRefDom

   

   Running partition tests on : Configuration

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

         ......................... Configuration passed test CrossRefValidation

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... Configuration passed test CheckSDRefDom

   

   Running partition tests on : School

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

         ......................... School passed test CrossRefValidation

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... School passed test CheckSDRefDom

   

   Running enterprise tests on : School.local

      Starting test: Intersite

         ......................... School.local passed test Intersite

      Starting test: FsmoCheck

         Warning: DcGetDcName(GC_SERVER_REQUIRED) call failed, error 1355

         A Global Catalog Server could not be located - All GC's are down.

         Warning: DcGetDcName(PDC_REQUIRED) call failed, error 1355

         A Primary Domain Controller could not be located.

         The server holding the PDC role is down.

         Warning: DcGetDcName(TIME_SERVER) call failed, error 1355

         A Time Server could not be located.

         The server holding the PDC role is down.

         Warning: DcGetDcName(GOOD_TIME_SERVER_PREFERRED) call failed, error 1355

         A Good Time Server could not be located.

         Warning: DcGetDcName(KDC_REQUIRED) call failed, error 1355

         A KDC could not be located - All the KDCs are down.

         ......................... School.local failed test FsmoCheck

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When starting the netlogon service i get the following...


The Netlogon Service could not be started.
 

A system error has occured.
 

System error 100 has occured.
 

Cannot create another semaphore.

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by:Darius Ghassem
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Remove the 127.0.0.1 IP address from the TCP\IP properties. Make sure you go into DNS and delete all records for the server that had this name before. Once you have done this run ipconfig /flushdns, ipconfig /registerdns, and then dcdiag /fix.
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We resolved this internally. Thanks for the response.
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