Cannot move to Windows Server 2003 Functional Level due to missing 2000 DC.
Posted on 2009-12-23
I recently took over a Windows Server 2003 network.
Listed there were 3 DCs Two with Win2003, the other with Win2000.
Asking around, the windows 2000 server had been taken down years ago and was never demoted or removed. So in order to move it to 2003 native level, I needed to delete the DC. I went into AD and chose to delete it selecting the option that "It is dead and no longer capable of being demoted."
Now when I try to raise functionality I get this message:
Current domain functional level
Windows 2000 native
The following domain controllers are running earlier versions of windows:
Domain Name Domain Controller Version of Windows
X.local X.local Unknown. The computer object may be damaged or missing.
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks in advance.