After SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 Migration - ReDirOUTask failed

After meticulously following the guides to migrate from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 I have successfully completed the migration. There is this one error that I need to solve before continuing the process. It has to do with the wellKnownObjects attribute. As part of the migration prerequisites I verified that the Domain Functional Level was at Server 2003 on the SBS 2003 Server. I have reverified this and is is indeed at functional level Windows Server 2003. I can run the command;

"redirCMP.exe OU=SBSComputers,OU=Computers,OU=MyBusiness,DC=gracearlington,DC=local"

from a command prompt run as administrator and I get the same error. I am logged as Administrator and am part of the Schema Admins. I have been looking for a solution, possibly a powershell equivalent command that will work. Or if someone can tell me this error is not relevant and can be ignored  with a good explanation as to why I'll accept that. Here is the snippet of the error from the SBSSetup.log file:

[6080] 100418.174503.4232: Task: Running Task("ReDirOUTask") with TaskProcessor("NET").
[6080] 100418.174503.4388: Task: Beginning of task ClientDeployment.RedirOUTask
[6080] 100418.174536.2614: Task: Error, unable to modify the wellKnownObjects attribute. Verify that

the domain functional level of the domain is at least Windows Server 2003:


Redirection was NOT successful.

[6080] 100418.174536.2614: Task: ClientDeployment.RedirOUTask failed with C:\Windows\system32\redirUsr.exe OU=SBSUsers,OU=Users,OU=MyBusiness,DC=gracearlington,DC=local
[6080] 100418.174609.0373: Task: Error, unable to modify the wellKnownObjects attribute. Verify that
the domain functional level of the domain is at least Windows Server 2003:


Redirection was NOT successful.

[6080] 100418.174609.0373: Task: ClientDeployment.RedirOUTask failed with C:\Windows\system32\redirCMP.exe OU=SBSComputers,OU=Computers,OU=MyBusiness,DC=gracearlington,DC=local
[6080] 100418.174609.0373: Task: Finish of task ClientDeployment.RedirOUTask
[6080] 100418.174609.0373: Task: In Task ReDirOUTask: 
[6080] 100418.174609.0373: Setup: Task ReDirOUTask failed.
[6080] 100418.174609.0373: Task: Task ("ReDirOUTask") execution complete.

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ClintSwineyAuthor Commented:
I have further information that may help:

I am getting Event ID 1058 in the Event Viewer on the SBS 2008 (New Server) Here is the error:

The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file \\gracearlington.local\SysVol\gracearlington.local\Policies\{BEB7E3CB-906B-467E-A7B3-9BEB7017E533}\gpt.ini from a domain controller and was not successful. Group Policy settings may not be applied until this event is resolved. This issue may be transient and could be caused by one or more of the following:
a) Name Resolution/Network Connectivity to the current domain controller.
b) File Replication Service Latency (a file created on another domain controller has not replicated to the current domain controller).
c) The Distributed File System (DFS) client has been disabled.

I looked and the folder \{BEB7E3CB-906B-467E-A7B3-9BEB7017E533 does not exist on the Old Server SBS 2003 but does on the new SBS 2008. The error says it cannot find the specified path... I am assuming this is because it does not exist...

This may have something to do with the original reason the redirusr failed?

I am assuming this error will resolve itself once I am finished with the Migration steps and remove the old server from the network. But I'd rather be safe than sorry!

ClintSwineyAuthor Commented:
Wow nobody?
ClintSwineyAuthor Commented:
Once again I solved my own problem...

If anyone else runs into this here's what I did....

Verify DNS is setup properly, DNS setup on both Servers, in all DNS zones make sure both servers are listed on Name Servers tab in Properties. Make sure old Server has DNS address of new Server for TCP/IP. Verify forwarders are setup on New server.

After that I Did this:

AD seemed to be messed up on old Server, The FSMO roles all showed ERROR in sites and services.
I simply rebooted the server that I migrated from. I had not rebooted it since the initial migration installation of the new server. After it rebooted AD seemed to be back in order...

I then ran "redirCMP.exe OU=SBSComputers,OU=Computers,OU=MyBusiness,DC=gracearlington,DC=local" from c:\windows\system32 on the new server. It synced successfully.

I then was able to move Public Folders in Exchange, and all the Event Log errors stopped happening.

So the simple answer:

Reboot the Old Server.


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I am having the same problem on my SBS 2008 setup log.  When I try to run redircmp or redirusr I get the error in the SBSSETUP.LOG except instead of say busy it says

Insufficient Rights
Redirection was NOT successful.

Microsoft States in KB324949 that the error is caused by

Error messages that you receive if you log on without the required permissions
If you try to redirect the users or computer organizational unit by using incorrect credentials in the target domain, you may receive the following error messages.

Now I have all rights for the server as the admin, should I try to seize the FSMO on the source server as you did then try the redirect (my AD on the source server looks fine)?
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