Connectivity issues while migrating from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008

Hi,

I am midway through a migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 and have encountred some strange issues. It may be outwith the scope of an EE question but I'm hoping someone can help.

I am at the stage where the SBS 2008 has taken over as the DHCP/DNS server, as well as logon scripts but the old server is still the domain controller.

The first issue I noticed was that I was unable to remote desktop the new server. When I tried it would intermittently get as far as username and password then boot me out. Everything else (on the servers and for clients) was working fine however.

I thought I'd deal with this later but today, another issue occured. Our SBS 2003 was perfoming slowly and a colleague decided to reboot it. Upon reboot, when trying to login to the old server, we got a message stating the domain wasn't available. This machine of course is the domain controller. After rebooting both boxes a couple of times, we got the domain backup and Exchange etc running.

When checking AD Domains and Trusts, the new server seemed to be the domain controller. I manually changed this to the SBS 2003 but it seems to just revert. I presume this happened automatically when the old server went down as a failover but I need to ensure that, for the time being, the SBS 2003 remains the DC.

At the moment, all services are up and running but there is a definite issue with the new box. The remote desktop issue is still present, but what is interesting is that I have installed LogMeIn on the SBS 2008 and seem to be able to stay connected to it constantly, it's just the remote desktop (internal) that fails.

I appreciate there's a lot to take-on here but if anyone can help, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks.

PS - Just to add, on the new machine (SBS 2008), remote desktop outwards seems to be an issue too. If I try to remote desktop the old server, the same smptoms occur (connects for a matter of seconds, then boots me out).
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zkayyalAsked:
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manav08Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi zkayyal,

NETSTAT results are fine.

One important step that is listed in the Migration guide is disabling the VPN on source server and as you suggested, you haven't done this. This could potentially be the issue. Please do this on your source server now and notify your users that they will have no access to VPN until migration is complete.

Page 11 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=52b7ea63-78af-4a96-811e-284f5c1de13b&displaylang=en)

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If you are using virtual private networking (VPN) on the Source Server, disable it. To disable VPN on the Source Server, run the Remote Access Wizard, as follows:
a.      Click Start, and then click Server Management.
b.      In the console pane, click Internet and E-mail.
c.      In the details pane, click Configure Remote Access.
d.      Complete the wizard, making sure that you click Disable remote access on the Remote Access Method page.
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Also DCOM error could be related to the same issue
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Have you run through any of the wizards on SBS 2008?

Please post an IPConfig /all for both source and destination servers.

Also, DCDiag at the command line and post here.

Our migration guide:
http://blog.mpecsinc.ca/2009/06/sbs-2003-to-sbs-2008-migration-guide.html

Philip
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manav08Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Remote Desktop Issue -

I have seen this happen a couple of times to me and to fix it I enabled remote desktop via group policy for the domain controller OU. If you are unsure on how to do this, here is an article - http://www.twistedethics.com/2009/01/06/how-to-enable-remote-desktop-via-group-policy/
I believe its a windows glitch more than anything else and enabling RDP via group policy should fix it.

Domain Wasn't available issue -

This seems more like an issue with your DNS. On your SBS 2003 server box, make sure that DNS is itself in Local Area connection and on SBS 2008 set the DNS Server to be itself as well.
Also make sure that in your event logs there are no DNS errors.

Changing DC Issue -

I presume you are using microsoft's documentation for migration mode install. If this is the case, both your Servers will be operational as DCs and you shouldn't have to change any settings on either one of them in Domains and Trusts
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
SBS has RDP enabled by default in the SBS default GPOs.

Philip
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Hi both,

thanks for the help.

Manav08 - I tried to apply the Group Policies but, as it connects initially and as this has never been an issue with the old server, I didn't think it'd make any difference which sadly it didn't.

Philip - I'm using this (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Small-Business-Server-2008-Configuration/dp/1847196306/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270136188&sr=8-1) as a guide for the migration.

Going through the SBS console migration tasks, I've done everything up until the Exchange migration. I plan to do this over the weekend so as not to effect users.

Regarding the logs you asked for, please see below.

SBS 2003 IPConfig:

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SERVER2006
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : company.local
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : company.local

PPP adapter RAS Server (Dial In) Interface:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.6.20
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Ethernet adapter Server Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Connection
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-72-F6-D3-AB
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.6.10
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.6.1
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.6.10
   Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 10.1.6.10

SBS 2003 DCDiag:

Domain Controller Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests
   
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\SERVER2006
      Starting test: Connectivity
         ......................... SERVER2006 passed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests
   
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\SERVER2006
      Starting test: Replications
         [SERVER2010] DsBindWithSpnEx() failed with error 1727,
         Win32 Error 1727.
         ......................... SERVER2006 passed test Replications
      Starting test: NCSecDesc
         ......................... SERVER2006 passed test NCSecDesc
      Starting test: NetLogons
         ......................... SERVER2006 passed test NetLogons
      Starting test: Advertising
         ......................... SERVER2006 passed test Advertising
      Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders
         Warning: SERVER2010 is the Schema Owner, but is not responding to DS RPC Bind.
         [SERVER2010] LDAP search failed with error 55,
         Win32 Error 55.
         Warning: SERVER2010 is the Schema Owner, but is not responding to LDAP Bind.
         Warning: SERVER2010 is the Domain Owner, but is not responding to DS RPC Bind.
         Warning: SERVER2010 is the Domain Owner, but is not responding to LDAP Bind.
         Warning: SERVER2010 is the PDC Owner, but is not responding to DS RPC Bind.
         Warning: SERVER2010 is the PDC Owner, but is not responding to LDAP Bind.
         Warning: SERVER2010 is the Rid Owner, but is not responding to DS RPC Bind.
         Warning: SERVER2010 is the Rid Owner, but is not responding to LDAP Bind.
         Warning: SERVER2010 is the Infrastructure Update Owner, but is not responding to DS RPC Bind.
         Warning: SERVER2010 is the Infrastructure Update Owner, but is not responding to LDAP Bind.
         ......................... SERVER2006 failed test KnowsOfRoleHolders
      Starting test: RidManager
         ......................... SERVER2006 failed test RidManager
      Starting test: MachineAccount
         ......................... SERVER2006 passed test MachineAccount
      Starting test: Services
            IsmServ Service is stopped on [SERVER2006]
         ......................... SERVER2006 failed test Services
      Starting test: ObjectsReplicated
         ......................... SERVER2006 passed test ObjectsReplicated
      Starting test: frssysvol
         ......................... SERVER2006 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.
         ......................... SERVER2006 failed test frsevent
      Starting test: kccevent
         ......................... SERVER2006 passed test kccevent
      Starting test: systemlog
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:57:06
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:57:07
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:57:08
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:57:10
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:57:11
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:25:26
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:25:26
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:25:28
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:25:32
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:25:33
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         ......................... SERVER2006 failed test systemlog
      Starting test: VerifyReferences
         ......................... SERVER2006 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 : company
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... company passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... company passed test CheckSDRefDom
   
   Running enterprise tests on : company.local
      Starting test: Intersite
         ......................... company.local passed test Intersite
      Starting test: FsmoCheck
         ......................... company.local passed test FsmoCheck

SBS 2008 IPConfig:

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SERVER2010
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : company.local
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : company.local

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom BCM5709C NetXtreme II GigE (NDIS
 VBD Client)
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-B9-4F-B5-81
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5a6:996:9a63:3b9b%10(Preferred)
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::6bf1:3932:1a9a:ab4%10(Preferred)
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.6.250(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.1.6.1
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 218113721
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-42-3F-6B-00-26-B9-4F-B5-81

   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::6bf1:3932:1a9a:ab4%10
                                       10.1.6.250
   Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 10.1.6.250
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 8:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{2974C22E-2C96-4056-8035-B62B674A0
E5F}
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

SBS 2008 DCDiag:

Directory Server Diagnosis


Performing initial setup:

   Trying to find home server...

   Home Server = SERVER2010

   * Identified AD Forest.
   Done gathering initial info.


Doing initial required tests

   
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\SERVER2010

      Starting test: Connectivity

         ......................... SERVER2010 passed test Connectivity



Doing primary tests

   
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\SERVER2010

      Starting test: Advertising

         ......................... SERVER2010 passed test Advertising

      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.
         ......................... SERVER2010 passed test FrsEvent

      Starting test: DFSREvent

         ......................... SERVER2010 passed test DFSREvent

      Starting test: SysVolCheck

         ......................... SERVER2010 passed test SysVolCheck

      Starting test: KccEvent

         ......................... SERVER2010 passed test KccEvent

      Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders

         ......................... SERVER2010 passed test KnowsOfRoleHolders

      Starting test: MachineAccount

         ......................... SERVER2010 passed test MachineAccount

      Starting test: NCSecDesc

         Error NT AUTHORITY\ENTERPRISE DOMAIN CONTROLLERS doesn't have

            Replicating Directory Changes In Filtered Set
         access rights for the naming context:

         DC=ForestDnsZones,DC=company,DC=local
         Error NT AUTHORITY\ENTERPRISE DOMAIN CONTROLLERS doesn't have

            Replicating Directory Changes In Filtered Set
         access rights for the naming context:

         DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=company,DC=local
         ......................... SERVER2010 failed test NCSecDesc

      Starting test: NetLogons

         [SERVER2010] User credentials does not have permission to perform this

         operation.

         The account used for this test must have network logon privileges

         for this machine's domain.

         ......................... SERVER2010 failed test NetLogons

      Starting test: ObjectsReplicated

         ......................... SERVER2010 passed test ObjectsReplicated

      Starting test: Replications

         [Replications Check,SERVER2010] DsReplicaGetInfo(PENDING_OPS, NULL)

         failed, error 0x2105 "Win32 Error 8453"

         ......................... SERVER2010 failed test Replications

      Starting test: RidManager

         ......................... SERVER2010 passed test RidManager

      Starting test: Services

            Could not open NTDS Service on SERVER2010, error 0x5

            "Win32 Error 5"

         ......................... SERVER2010 failed test Services

      Starting test: SystemLog

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:38:16

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:41:22

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:48:20

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:49:41

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0x00000422

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:49:58

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:51:02

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:52:23

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:53:44

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0x40000004

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:53:44

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:53:44

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:53:45

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:53:45

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:53:45

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:53:45

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:54:45

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:54:45

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:54:45

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:54:45

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:54:45

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0x40000004

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:54:47

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:54:47

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:54:47

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:54:47

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:54:47

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:54:47

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0x40000004

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:54:47

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:54:47

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:54:47

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:54:47

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:54:47

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:54:47

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0x40000004

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:55:57

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:55:57

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:55:57

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:55:57

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:55:57

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0x40000004

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:57:28

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:57:28

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:57:28

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:57:28

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:57:28

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:57:28

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0x40000004

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:58:27

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:58:27

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   15:59:28

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0x00000422

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:00:05

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:00:28

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:01:28

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:02:28

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:02:31

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:02:31

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:02:31

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:02:31

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:02:31

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:04:41

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:06:01

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:07:22

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:08:43

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:10:04

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:11:25

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:12:46

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:14:07

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:15:29

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:16:50

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0x00000422

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:20:20

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:23:57

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719

            Time Generated: 04/01/2010   16:28:48

            EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error

            0x3afc)

         ......................... SERVER2010 failed test SystemLog

      Starting test: VerifyReferences

         ......................... SERVER2010 passed test VerifyReferences

   
   
   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

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

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

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

         CrossRefValidation

   
   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

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

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

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

         CrossRefValidation

   
   Running partition tests on : Schema

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

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

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

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

   
   Running partition tests on : Configuration

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

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

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

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

   
   Running partition tests on : company

      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom

         ......................... company passed test CheckSDRefDom

      Starting test: CrossRefValidation

         ......................... company passed test CrossRefValidation

   
   Running enterprise tests on : company.local

      Starting test: LocatorCheck

         ......................... company.local passed test LocatorCheck

      Starting test: Intersite

         ......................... company.local passed test Intersite

------------------------------------------------------

Thanks again,

Zak
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Philip ElderConnect With a Mentor Technical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Zak,

On Server2006 set DNS2 on the NIC to point to Server2010.

On Server2010 set DNS2 on the NIC to point to Server2006.

Reboot Server2006 first.

Reboot Server 2010 second.

Check DSSite.msc to verify that the connectors are established between the two and right click and Replicate Now from Server2010 to Server 2006. If logged into Server2010, make sure you are using the new domain admin account and not the Server2006 original 500 domain admin account.

Philip
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Thanks so much for the advice Philip. As a side note, I think your blog is excellent and I have been referring to it a lot recently.

Unfortunately, i can't try this until tomorrow morning (BST) as too many staff are working just now. I'll try it then and let you know how I get on.

Just before I do, so I'm 100% clear, do you recommend waiting for Server2006 to come back up fully before rebooting Server2010 or won't it make a difference?

Cheers,

Zak
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manav08Commented:
Hi zkayyal,

I am not sure about this book that you have bought but I have up until now always used the guide from Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=52b7ea63-78af-4a96-811e-284f5c1de13b&displaylang=en)
This is what I recommend you to use as it has indepth instructions on how to do the migration install. Any other blog you find on the internet, only use it as a reference.
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Thanks for the compliment on the blog.

Yes, please wait until Server2006 is fully alive and you have a working desktop before rebooting Server2010.

Philip
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manav08Commented:
Remote Desktop Connection -

From your workstation (assuming it has telnet client installed or is a XP workstation)
Can you open up command prompt and type the following -
telnet server2010 3389
If the port is open you should see a blank screen, but if you see a Connection Timed out error it means the port is closed and this could point out to be a firewall issue.
Also, If your firewall is turned on can you TURN it off and TURN it back on just to cycle it and see if it fixes the problem momentarily??

Lastly, regarding the other issues you are having in relation to slowness logging in, just wondering if you have gone past the stage of removing legacy Group Policy objects. Please confirm.. Here is a snapshot highlighting what you usually delete from the GPO.

screen28.png
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Hi Philip/Manav08,

Philip - I followed your steps re. the DNS server's on each NIC. The servers rebooted without issue and everything came back up but I still have the remote desktop issue. Any other ideas?

manav08 - I tried the telnet command to check the port and this tested ok. I also tried disabling the firewall on SERVER2010 - still the same. I tried to access the firewall on SERVER2006 but got the message:

"Windows Firewall cannot run because another program or service is running that might use the network address translation component (Ipnat.sys)."

Thanks again. Think I'm going to proceed with Exchange migration today anyway but would really like to get to the bottom of this RDP issue.
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manav08Commented:
zkayyal,

Can you confirm if you have deleted the policies in the snapshot I sent you above.
A couple more things that I want you to confirm -/

1. Have you disable IPV6 in your TCP/IP settings. If this is the case, please enable it as this can cause unknown issues.
2. Make sure you have installed all of Windows Updates. Please also revise the optional updates to be sure.
3. Also can you confirm that there are no other applications installed on your Server apart from Logmein. I have had this experience in the past where LOGMEIN was conflicting with another application on the server. I hope it isn't using up port 3389. Confirm that remote desktop port is enabled by typing "netstat -a -b" in the command prompt. This will give you the application that is using port 3389. It should be RDP using this port.

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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Hi Manav,

I have already deleted the items you suggested. Please see attached image.

1. IPV6 is still enabled.
2. This could potentially be an issue, though I don't think so. On the old machine (SERVER2006) not all the updates are installed. Basically, when we had tried to install them, it knocked our VPN out for some reason. I spent a bit of time working on it but, as we had the new server waiting, gave up and uninstalled the updates. However, the new server (SERVER2010) is completely up to date and it's only this server that seems to be giving me problems.
3. If I'm reading these results correctly, it's svchost.exe using port 3389. Does that make sense?

*********Additional info***********

I have noticed in the event viewer on SERVER2010 there are serveral instance of EventID: 10009:

"DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer xxxxx using any of the configured protocols"

This seems to be for every client machine AND the new server. I have googled this and have tried:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc774368%28WS.10%29.aspx
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957713

to no avail. Could this be part of the same problem?

One other note, I do have Trend Micro running on SERVER2006.

Thanks gaain

GPO-snapshot.JPG
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Sorry, the above line re. the DCOM error should read:

This seems to be for every client machine AND the OLD server....
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Some more notes:

Even if I try to browse a shared folder (in either direction) it times out. For example:

Browse a server2010 share on server2006: Can browse files for seconds, then it drops.
Browse a server2006 share on server2010: Can browse files for seconds, then it drops.

I think it's also affecting my mailbox migration. I was going to ask a new question about that though I think it's related to my main issue of communication between the servers. I have successfully migrated 1 (almost empty) mailbox but on ther others I get:

"Unable to unlock mailbox with error: MAPI or an unspecified service provider.
ID no: 00000000-0000-00000000, error code: -1056749254"

Again, I've searched this on EE and googled it and none of the suggested fixes help. :(
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Hi manav08,

I think all the symptoms are related. I tried migrating a mailbox again and it begins going through the process (gets to moving messages) then times out, then I get the error mentioned above.

Going through the guide I have, it doesn't mention disabling the VPN yet though I've temporarily done it. After doing this, the same issues persist.

Getting really stuck now....
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manav08Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Hmm.  Sounds like a firewall issue, which can very well be caused by ROUTING and REMOTE ACCESS.

Do a restart after disabling the VPN. Also try running the configure my network wizard on the SERVER2006 box after disabling VPN.

Once again, please read the Microsoft Migration guide and only use the other guide as a reference in hand. There is no question that you must do it the way Microsoft recommends. They must have seen an issue that they recommended disabling the VPN, I couldn't tell you this.
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Please verify that you do not have any custom SMTP Connectors or routing.

Note that in the attached screenshot we are using ExchangeDefender for our smart host. When it comes time to migrate our network to SBS 2008 (We are prepping the servers for this today), that setting will need to be reset to default so that e-mail can flow between SBS 2003 and SBS 2008.

Philip
10-04-02-SBS-SMTP-Connectors.png
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manav08Commented:
zkayyal,

How did you go??
Did you try the solutions we provided you?
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Hi both,

manav08,

I tried disabling the VPN and rebooted SERVER2006, still the issue was there. I read the MS link and appreciate it says the VPN should be disabled but I think it's something else causing this issue so I've (temporarily if needs be) turned it back on.

Philip,

The guide I have been using for migration tells me to completely remove the SmallBusiness SMTP connector on the SBS2003 machine which I've done (I did keep a note of all the settings though). What I do have in there though is this (attached screenshot).

I still think the main issue is something to do with network connectivity.

Going back to the DCOM errors, it turns out they are not present for SERVER2006. It only seems to be for machines who are not using the new server as their DNS server so I don't think it's the cause of the issue.

The thing that puzzles me is that I cannot remote desktop one server from the other (aside from a couple of seconds of connectivity, proving that it does *work*) or browse shared files from one server to the other (again, can browse folders for a few seconds, then I get the "xxxx\xxxx\xxx us not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource....

The specified network name is no longer available" error message).

I should also note that when I try to remote desktop or browse shares, I am trying using both the IP address and server name, with the same results.

Going back to migrating the mailboxes, I have migrated a few empty mailboxes but any actually containing mail are timing out and erroring.

Still stuck I'm afraid. :(


Untitled.jpg
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Unfortunately, through troubleshooting, this situation has worsened and I'm really stuck now. Upon trying to fix this, I can no no longer ping SERVER2006 at all. If I login locally to SERVER2006, I can ping out but, from the client end, there is no email or internet access. DCDiag throws up a lot of errors on both machines about replication so I'll post them next. Really need to find a fix for this soon though!

Thanks again,

Zak
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
SERVER2006 DCDIAG:


Domain Controller Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests
   
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\SERVER2006
      Starting test: Connectivity
         ......................... SERVER2006 passed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests
   
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\SERVER2006
      Starting test: Replications
         [Replications Check,SERVER2006] A recent replication attempt failed:
            From SERVER2010 to SERVER2006
            Naming Context: DC=ForestDnsZones,DC=company,DC=local
            The replication generated an error (1908):
            Win32 Error 1908
            The failure occurred at 2010-04-05 12:11:36.
            The last success occurred at 2010-04-05 11:47:28.
            1 failures have occurred since the last success.
            Kerberos Error.
            A KDC was not found to authenticate the call.
            Check that sufficient domain controllers are available.
         [Replications Check,SERVER2006] A recent replication attempt failed:
            From SERVER2010 to SERVER2006
            Naming Context: DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=company,DC=local
            The replication generated an error (1908):
            Win32 Error 1908
            The failure occurred at 2010-04-05 12:11:36.
            The last success occurred at 2010-04-05 11:47:28.
            1 failures have occurred since the last success.
            Kerberos Error.
            A KDC was not found to authenticate the call.
            Check that sufficient domain controllers are available.
         [Replications Check,SERVER2006] A recent replication attempt failed:
            From SERVER2010 to SERVER2006
            Naming Context: CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=company,DC=local
            The replication generated an error (1908):
            Win32 Error 1908
            The failure occurred at 2010-04-05 12:11:36.
            The last success occurred at 2010-04-05 11:47:28.
            1 failures have occurred since the last success.
            Kerberos Error.
            A KDC was not found to authenticate the call.
            Check that sufficient domain controllers are available.
         [Replications Check,SERVER2006] A recent replication attempt failed:
            From SERVER2010 to SERVER2006
            Naming Context: CN=Configuration,DC=company,DC=local
            The replication generated an error (1908):
            Win32 Error 1908
            The failure occurred at 2010-04-05 12:11:36.
            The last success occurred at 2010-04-05 11:47:28.
            1 failures have occurred since the last success.
            Kerberos Error.
            A KDC was not found to authenticate the call.
            Check that sufficient domain controllers are available.
         [Replications Check,SERVER2006] A recent replication attempt failed:
            From SERVER2010 to SERVER2006
            Naming Context: DC=company,DC=local
            The replication generated an error (1722):
            Win32 Error 1722
            The failure occurred at 2010-04-05 12:34:39.
            The last success occurred at 2010-04-05 11:47:28.
            3 failures have occurred since the last success.
            The source SERVER2010 is responding now.
         ......................... SERVER2006 passed test Replications
      Starting test: NCSecDesc
         ......................... SERVER2006 passed test NCSecDesc
      Starting test: NetLogons
         ......................... SERVER2006 passed test NetLogons
      Starting test: Advertising
         ......................... SERVER2006 passed test Advertising
      Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders
         ......................... SERVER2006 passed test KnowsOfRoleHolders
      Starting test: RidManager
         ......................... SERVER2006 passed test RidManager
      Starting test: MachineAccount
         ......................... SERVER2006 passed test MachineAccount
      Starting test: Services
            IsmServ Service is stopped on [SERVER2006]
         ......................... SERVER2006 failed test Services
      Starting test: ObjectsReplicated
         ......................... SERVER2006 passed test ObjectsReplicated
      Starting test: frssysvol
         ......................... SERVER2006 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.
         ......................... SERVER2006 failed test frsevent
      Starting test: kccevent
         ......................... SERVER2006 passed test kccevent
      Starting test: systemlog
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0xC25A001D
            Time Generated: 04/05/2010   11:45:45
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0xC0001B7A
            Time Generated: 04/05/2010   11:58:21
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x0000168E
            Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:11:01
            Event String: The dynamic registration of the DNS record          An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x0000168E
            Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:11:02
            Event String: The dynamic registration of the DNS record          An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x0000168E
            Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:11:03
            Event String: The dynamic registration of the DNS record          An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x0000168E
            Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:11:04
            Event String: The dynamic registration of the DNS record          An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x0000168E
            Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:11:05
            Event String: The dynamic registration of the DNS record          An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x0000168E
            Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:11:06
            Event String: The dynamic registration of the DNS record          An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x0000168E
            Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:11:07
            Event String: The dynamic registration of the DNS record          An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x0000168E
            Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:11:08
            Event String: The dynamic registration of the DNS record          An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x0000168E
            Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:11:09
            Event String: The dynamic registration of the DNS record          An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0xC25A7D09
            Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:11:24
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x825A0011
            Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:11:38
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0xC0001B6F
            Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:11:55
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         ......................... SERVER2006 failed test systemlog
      Starting test: VerifyReferences
         ......................... SERVER2006 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 : company
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... company passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... company passed test CheckSDRefDom
   
   Running enterprise tests on : company.local
      Starting test: Intersite
         ......................... company.local passed test Intersite
      Starting test: FsmoCheck
         ......................... company.local passed test FsmoCheck
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manav08Commented:
zkayyal,

To be honest. We could keep going with trying to troubleshoot the problem but it makes a bit hard not knowing what you have done and having no access to the server. I would now like to make you a suggestion -
As per the Migration Guide, it is suggested that before starting the migration you should do a backup. Did you do do this backup? If yes, I suggest you to revert back to this backup and start all over again, carefully going through all the steps. This is my suggestion.
Let me knoww if this is possible or would you like us to keep trying to help you with the troubleshooting. Honestly speaking, I have never had any connectivity issues while migrating 10 or something SBS 2003-2008 till now. It could be a DNS issue but Philip already got you to check this. Anyway let me know which way would you like to proceed now...
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manav08Connect With a Mentor Commented:
zkayyal,

There is one more thing that you could perhaps try. Usually replication between DNS servers should take place automatically when doing a migration mode install, however you could try to enable it manually and see if this help.

Do this on both the servers.....

1. Open up Administrative Tools -> DNS
2. Browse to Forward Lookup Zone -> domain.local and expand it.
3. Now right click on the same domain.local that you expanded and go to its properties.
4. In the Name Server's tab make sure you have both servers listed. If not, click the add button to add them.
5. Now go to Zone transfers TAB and choose allow zone transfers - Only to servers listed on the NAME SERVERs tab.
6. Follow the same steps for both DCs.
7. Once you have done this issue a repadmin /syncall from SBS 2008 DC. If it fails , try again in 30 mins to allow the zones enough time to SYNC. Restart both servers and see how you go..
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Thank manav08, just about to try your suggestions. I do have a backup and may consider beginning the whole process again though obviously I'd rather not. I'll try your above suggestion now. In the meantime, here is DCDiag from SERVER2010:


Directory Server Diagnosis
Performing initial setup:    Trying to find home server...    Home Server = SERVER2010    * Identified AD Forest.
   Done gathering initial info.
Doing initial required tests    
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\SERVER2010       Starting test: Connectivity          ......................... SERVER2010 passed test Connectivity  Doing primary tests    
   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\SERVER2010       Starting test: Advertising          ......................... SERVER2010 passed test Advertising       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.
         ......................... SERVER2010 passed test FrsEvent       Starting test: DFSREvent          ......................... SERVER2010 passed test DFSREvent       Starting test: SysVolCheck          ......................... SERVER2010 passed test SysVolCheck       Starting test: KccEvent          ......................... SERVER2010 passed test KccEvent       Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders          ......................... SERVER2010 passed test KnowsOfRoleHolders       Starting test: MachineAccount          ......................... SERVER2010 passed test MachineAccount       Starting test: NCSecDesc          Error NT AUTHORITY\ENTERPRISE DOMAIN CONTROLLERS doesn't have              Replicating Directory Changes In Filtered Set
         access rights for the naming context:          DC=ForestDnsZones,DC=company,DC=local
         Error NT AUTHORITY\ENTERPRISE DOMAIN CONTROLLERS doesn't have              Replicating Directory Changes In Filtered Set
         access rights for the naming context:          DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=company,DC=local
         ......................... SERVER2010 failed test NCSecDesc       Starting test: NetLogons          ......................... SERVER2010 passed test NetLogons       Starting test: ObjectsReplicated          ......................... SERVER2010 passed test ObjectsReplicated       Starting test: Replications          [Replications Check,SERVER2010] A recent replication attempt failed:             From SERVER2006 to SERVER2010             Naming Context: DC=ForestDnsZones,DC=company,DC=local             The replication generated an error (8524):             Win32 Error 8524             The failure occurred at 2010-04-05 12:35:56.             The last success occurred at 2010-04-05 09:45:21.             4 failures have occurred since the last success.             The guid-based DNS name             c9425ba4-d146-489e-b6af-df75454a56a1._msdcs.company.local             is not registered on one or more DNS servers.          [SERVER2006] DsBindWithSpnEx() failed with error 1722,          Win32 Error 1722.
         [Replications Check,SERVER2010] A recent replication attempt failed:             From SERVER2006 to SERVER2010             Naming Context: DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=company,DC=local             The replication generated an error (8524):             Win32 Error 8524             The failure occurred at 2010-04-05 12:34:34.             The last success occurred at 2010-04-05 09:45:21.             8 failures have occurred since the last success.             The guid-based DNS name             c9425ba4-d146-489e-b6af-df75454a56a1._msdcs.company.local             is not registered on one or more DNS servers.          [Replications Check,SERVER2010] A recent replication attempt failed:             From SERVER2006 to SERVER2010             Naming Context: CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=company,DC=local             The replication generated an error (8524):             Win32 Error 8524             The failure occurred at 2010-04-05 12:33:12.             The last success occurred at 2010-04-05 09:45:21.             4 failures have occurred since the last success.             The guid-based DNS name             c9425ba4-d146-489e-b6af-df75454a56a1._msdcs.company.local             is not registered on one or more DNS servers.          [Replications Check,SERVER2010] A recent replication attempt failed:             From SERVER2006 to SERVER2010             Naming Context: CN=Configuration,DC=company,DC=local             The replication generated an error (8524):             Win32 Error 8524             The failure occurred at 2010-04-05 12:31:50.             The last success occurred at 2010-04-05 09:45:21.             7 failures have occurred since the last success.             The guid-based DNS name             c9425ba4-d146-489e-b6af-df75454a56a1._msdcs.company.local             is not registered on one or more DNS servers.          [Replications Check,SERVER2010] A recent replication attempt failed:             From SERVER2006 to SERVER2010             Naming Context: DC=company,DC=local             The replication generated an error (1722):             Win32 Error 1722             The failure occurred at 2010-04-05 12:44:26.             The last success occurred at 2010-04-05 09:53:39.             28 failures have occurred since the last success.             The source remains down. Please check the machine.          ......................... SERVER2010 failed test Replications       Starting test: RidManager          ......................... SERVER2010 passed test RidManager       Starting test: Services          ......................... SERVER2010 passed test Services       Starting test: SystemLog          An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   11:52:02             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Warning Event occurred.  EventID: 0x00001695             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   11:57:17             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002719             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:20:51             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC00003EF             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:29:37             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Warning Event occurred.  EventID: 0x8000A000             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:29:41             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Warning Event occurred.  EventID: 0x8000A000             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:29:42             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Warning Event occurred.  EventID: 0x825A0086             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:29:48             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Warning Event occurred.  EventID: 0x825A0086             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:30:01             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Warning Event occurred.  EventID: 0x80040033             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:30:00             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Warning Event occurred.  EventID: 0x800503EC             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:30:11             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 1815 Win32 Error 1815.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x717)          An Warning Event occurred.  EventID: 0x800503EC             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:30:12             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 1815 Win32 Error 1815.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x717)          An Warning Event occurred.  EventID: 0x800503EC             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:30:14             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 1815 Win32 Error 1815.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x717)          An Warning Event occurred.  EventID: 0x800503EC             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:30:15             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 1815 Win32 Error 1815.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x717)          An Warning Event occurred.  EventID: 0x800503EC             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:30:16             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 1815 Win32 Error 1815.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x717)          An Warning Event occurred.  EventID: 0x800503EC             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:30:17             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 1815 Win32 Error 1815.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x717)          An Warning Event occurred.  EventID: 0x800503EC             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:30:18             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 1815 Win32 Error 1815.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x717)          An Warning Event occurred.  EventID: 0x800503EC             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:30:19             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 1815 Win32 Error 1815.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x717)          An Warning Event occurred.  EventID: 0x800503EC             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:30:20             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 1815 Win32 Error 1815.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x717)          An Warning Event occurred.  EventID: 0x00000854             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:31:03             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 1815 Win32 Error 1815.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x717)          An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B70             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:31:31             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Warning Event occurred.  EventID: 0x8000A000             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:35:12             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Warning Event occurred.  EventID: 0x00001695             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:35:19             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0x00000469             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:35:38             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B6E             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:36:24             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0001B72             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:36:24             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC000271A             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:36:55             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002720             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:37:21             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002720             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:37:21             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002720             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:37:21             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002720             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:37:21             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002720             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:37:21             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002720             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:37:21             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002720             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:37:21             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          An Error Event occurred.  EventID: 0xC0002720             Time Generated: 04/05/2010   12:37:21             EvtFormatMessage failed, error 15100 Win32 Error 15100.
            (Event String (event log = System) could not be retrieved, error             0x3afc)          ......................... SERVER2010 failed test SystemLog       Starting test: VerifyReferences          ......................... SERVER2010 passed test VerifyReferences    
   
   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones       Starting test: CheckSDRefDom          ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom       Starting test: CrossRefValidation          ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test          CrossRefValidation    
   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones       Starting test: CheckSDRefDom          ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom       Starting test: CrossRefValidation          ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test          CrossRefValidation    
   Running partition tests on : Schema       Starting test: CheckSDRefDom          ......................... Schema passed test CheckSDRefDom       Starting test: CrossRefValidation          ......................... Schema passed test CrossRefValidation    
   Running partition tests on : Configuration       Starting test: CheckSDRefDom          ......................... Configuration passed test CheckSDRefDom       Starting test: CrossRefValidation          ......................... Configuration passed test CrossRefValidation    
   Running partition tests on : company       Starting test: CheckSDRefDom          ......................... company passed test CheckSDRefDom       Starting test: CrossRefValidation          ......................... company passed test CrossRefValidation    
   Running enterprise tests on : company.local       Starting test: LocatorCheck          ......................... company.local passed test LocatorCheck       Starting test: Intersite          ......................... company.local passed test Intersite
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manav08Commented:
In the Final step on the SBS 2008 box, open up command prompt and type repadmin /syncall and post any errors....
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Ok, repadmin /syncall on SBS2003 failed initially then worked:

C:\Documents and Settings\zak.admin>repadmin /syncall
CALLBACK MESSAGE: Error contacting server 6913e5b8-8fb2-4e16-8289-a53911c41542._
msdcs.company.local (network error): 1722 (0x6ba):
    Can't retrieve message string 1722 (0x6ba), error 1815.
CALLBACK MESSAGE: SyncAll Finished.

SyncAll reported the following errors:
Error contacting server 6913e5b8-8fb2-4e16-8289-a53911c41542._msdcs.company.loc
al (network error): 1722 (0x6ba):
    Can't retrieve message string 1722 (0x6ba), error 1815.


C:\Documents and Settings\zak.admin>repadmin /syncall
CALLBACK MESSAGE: The following replication is in progress:
    From: 6913e5b8-8fb2-4e16-8289-a53911c41542._msdcs.company.local
    To  : c9425ba4-d146-489e-b6af-df75454a56a1._msdcs.company.local
CALLBACK MESSAGE: The following replication completed successfully:
    From: 6913e5b8-8fb2-4e16-8289-a53911c41542._msdcs.company.local
    To  : c9425ba4-d146-489e-b6af-df75454a56a1._msdcs.company.local
CALLBACK MESSAGE: SyncAll Finished.
SyncAll terminated with no errors.

Will post SBS2008 results now...it is failing though. Haven't rebooted either machine yet.
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
SBS 2008:

C:\Users\zak.admin>repadmin /syncall
CALLBACK MESSAGE: Error contacting server c9425ba4-d146-489e-b6af-df75454a56a1._
msdcs.company.local (network error): 1722 (0x6ba):
    The RPC server is unavailable.
CALLBACK MESSAGE: SyncAll Finished.

SyncAll reported the following errors:
Error contacting server c9425ba4-d146-489e-b6af-df75454a56a1._msdcs.company.loc
al (network error): 1722 (0x6ba):
    The RPC server is unavailable.

---------------------------------

Do you think I should reboot now or wait a little longer and try repadmin /syncall again on SBS 2008?
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Also, to note, I still can't ping SERVER2006 from SERVER2010. I can however ping SERVER2010 from SERVER2006.
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manav08Commented:
You cannot ping server 2010 from server 2006, sounds more like the firewall is blocking connections at SERVER2006.
Have you got TREND MICRO FIREWALL component installed?? This could be blocking the connection. I suggest turning off all TREND MICRO services on SERVER2006 from services.msc.

The other issue could be that the SUBNET MASK of your network adaptor is setup incorrectly on the new server. Can you please verify this and make sure it is 255.255.255.0 or whatever it is on SERVER 2006
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Thanks again for all your help. I thought about the Trend Micro thing too before you even posted that. Disabled all the trend services but still can't ping SERVER2006. Going to reboot both now and try to replicate again. I'm tempted to completely uninstall Trend though, since I've tried stopping the services, not sure it'll make any difference.
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Oh, and subnet is 255.255.255.0 on both machines.
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manav08Commented:
ok. I am gonna hang around for another 1 hour or so. Keep me updated.
Won't hurt to uninstall TREND. You just need to uninstall TREND CLIENT AGENT not the server.
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Tried uninstalling and rebooting both servers - still the same. :( The fact I can't even ping SERVER2006 is really bugging me. Not sure where to go now to get this up and running.
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manav08Commented:
turn off routing and remote access once again and reboot SERVER2006
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manav08Commented:
Routing and Remote access tends to block pings if setup in a certain way. This is why I insist to turn it off during migration (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/258030)
Also wondering if you have 2 network cards configured on the SBS box. If yes, are they in bridge mode. Please explain.
During the SBS migration process as far as I am aware you have to use only one Network Adaptor and disable RRAS and then run configure my network wizard.
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Ok, I've made a bit of progress. I can now ping SERVER2006, though slightly imtermittently (sometimes it times out). Running repadmin /syncall on the new server still gives the same failure though.

Thanks for getting me this far. Also, client's still cannot connect to Exchange.

Any other suggestions now? Definitely think it's something to do with DNS...

Cheers
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Oh, sorry, also, only 1 NIC enabled on each box.
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manav08Commented:
Did you manually replicate the DNS as I suggested above?
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Change out your switch.

Philip
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Hi Manav,

Yes, I manually replicated as you suggested. Sorry, but, anything else you can think of?

Philip,

We work in a building with multiple tenants and unfortunately the main switches in our comms room are not managed by us. Your advanced knowledge might point to that but it's odd these issues only occured when I've tried to migrate to a new server...

Thanks again.
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
If you have a system state backup of your SBS 2003 prior to starting this process, perhaps restoring from there and then starting fresh with SBS 2008 in migration mode would be your best option now.

Besides the book that you have, please go back to my original post and have a look at the migration guide we have put together.

If you do not have a system state, then pull the FSMO roles back to Server2006, DCPromo Server2010 out of the domain, remove Server2010 from DNS, AD, DSSite.msc, WINS, and any other traces.

Note that any GP changes made above may have left you with the only option: System State Restore.

Philip
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manav08Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi zkayyal,

I am running out of ideas...

On each of the servers, can you type the following command in DOS to see where the FSMO reside -
netdom query /domain:domainname.local fsmo

Replace domainname with your own domain.

If either server cannot tell where the FSMOs reside, it is obvious that there is a DNS issue.
And since you have already confirmed that you have manually replicated DNS and the DNS Server on both servers is set to be itself then you shouldn't see errors with repadmin /syncall.
Make sure the DNS of Server 2010 is the server IP itself and DNS of Server2006 is Server IP itself.

If the above is true and you still have no luck, it looks like the whole migration process has got corrupt somewhere in the process and I believe one of the reasons for that is missing out on not disabling the routing and remote access earlier in the procedure. In this case restoring from the backup would be easier than resolving issues here.

MPECSIncs guide might be good and same with the one you are following but please religiously follow the Microsoft guide and use any other guide for reference.

PS: MPECsINc, this is no offence to you.
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Hi manav,

Thanks for continuing to help. If needs be, I will start again but really want to try to crack this. I ran the query you suggested and everything resides on SERVER2010. Does that help at all? Ran the query on SERVER2006 by the way...

Cheers
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Manav08, no offense taken. The guide speaks for itself.

Philip
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manav08Commented:
What it says is good.
well, try it on SERVER 2010 as well and see what it says.
Also a couple more suggestions -

1. Disable the Windows Firewall service on the services.msc snap-in itself.
2. For yours DNS on Server 2010 - Set Primary DNS as Server 2010 and Secondary DNS as Server 2006
3. For your DNS on Server2006 - Set Primary DNS as Server 2006 and Secondary as Server 2010.
4. Next try a repadmin /syncall from Server 2010 and see what happens.

Post back results and I will get back to you tomorrow morning as its past my bed time now. gdnite!!
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Hi Manav/Philip,

Thanks once again for all your help. I've fixed the issue! I am still having 2 other issues relating to the migration but they are quite seperate so I'm going to post 2 new questions about those.

It would take me a while to explain everything I tried and what fixed but both of you made many valid points. The main issue, as manav suggested, seemed to be the VPN. I was eager to keep it running but, even when I thought things were working, they weren't properly until I disabled the VPN.

The initial issue of timing out when browsing shares / remote desktopping was fixed by running the 'Fix my Network wizard' on SBS 2008.

I'll dish out the points now.

Cheers. :)
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