I'm getting the following error when trying to demote a DC
"The box indicating that this is the last domain controller for the domain <domain> is unchecked. However, no other Active Directory domain controllers for that domain can be contacted."
I have transfered the 5 fsmo roles to the from the OLDDC to the NEWDC and checked this using the Netdom Query fsmo tool to ensure that the roles have moved to the NEWDC.
Now if I shut down the OLDDC then the NEWDC cannot access the Domain Security Policy - Access denied or computer unavailable, and also cannot access the Domain Controller Security Policy - access denied or computer unavailable
I also cannot access the \\domain\sysvol share if the OLDDC is not available.
Somehow the OLDDC is still the "Default" if I can call it that and the NEWDC cannot access the GroupPolicies. I have check all replication and settings but I'm at a loss
Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Hope there is enough info above