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:

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
aniga42Asked:
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AkhaterCommented:
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
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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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AkhaterCommented:
yes I knew it would give you error

you have to seize the role

from the DC open cmd

ntdsutil
roles
connections
connect to server localhost
quit
seize role rid master

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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?

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

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

regards
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AkhaterCommented:
glad to know
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