Unable to create a new object on active directory

I have no idea what went wrong but for the last day or so we are getting the following error message everytime we try to create a new user or distrobution group, we are getting the following error:

Active Directory operation failed on ntfs1.mclellan.local. This error is not retriable. Additional information: The directory service was unable to allocate a relative identifier.
Active directory response: 00002010: SvcErr: DSID-031A0FC0, problem 5003 (WILL_NOT_PERFORM), data 0

The server cannot handle directory requests.

Exchange Management Shell command attempted:
new-DistributionGroup -Name 'testteam' -Type 'Distribution' -OrganizationalUnit 'mclellan.local/Users' -SamAccountName 'testteam' -Alias 'testteam'

This is a major problem as we cannot add two new joiners on to the network. I have already searched through google and nothing that really points me to the right direction.

Thanks in advance
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yes I knew it would give you error

you have to seize the role

from the DC open cmd

connect to server localhost
seize role rid master

your RID (Relative Identifier) master is down.

please go to a domain controller open active directory users and computer right click on the domain select operation masters and go to the RID tab. does it give you an error ?

if so seize the role to another dc
aniga42Author Commented:
Thanks for the reply Akhater,
Yes the Operations Master says 'ERROR' and when we click on change we are getting the following error:

The transfer of the operations master cannot be performed because: the requested FSMO operation failed. the current  FSMO holder could not be contacted.

Any ideas?
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aniga42Author Commented:
Akhater, the old server that had the role is still very much active on the network, can I perform the seizure/commands you gave me within the same server or do I have to perform the action on a new a different DC?

if the other server is still online go and check the same on the other server do you also get an error or what ?
aniga42Author Commented:
Yes I am getting exactly the same error on the other server too.
then u shld have had a server once upon a time

try running netdom quesry fsmo what is the result
aniga42Author Commented:
Akhater, Thanks for all your help, I did go ahead and seized the role, all seems to be working happilly.

glad to know
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