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unable to add additional computers to domain...."unable to allocate a relative identifier".

Hello….I was running two Windows 2000 servers as Domain Controllers. My other five servers are Windows 2003 servers. I started having problems with my second DC. It looks like the hard drive was failing to the point of crashing the DC. I ran dcpromo to remove the second DC from the domain. It looks like dcpromo ran ok.

I installed Windows 2000 server on another computer. My thought was to add this new computer to the domain to replace the failed DC. The problem I have is that I cannot add this Window 2000 server to the domain. I get the message “The directory service was unable to allocate a relative identifier”. I have gotten this error before (when trying to add computers). But the problem went away.
 
I ran dcdiag to test the single remaining DC. I have the full printout. But I am only including a small part of the printout. I got the idea for running  “dcdiag” from looking at your knowledge base for other similar problems.

I believe I need to seize the five FSMO roles for the single remaining DC to function properly. I do not have experience reading the dcdiag printout, but I think those roles are not functioning on the remaining DC. Please advise.
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Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders
         Role Schema Owner = CN="NTDS Settings
DEL:08c05e92-405c-44ee-9fe2-8b476fd3e508",CN=CFS_FILE,CN=Servers,CN=Default-Firs
t-Site-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=hq,DC=companyXX,DC=com
         Warning: CN="NTDS Settings
DEL:08c05e92-405c-44ee-9fe2-8b476fd3e508",CN=CFS_FILE,CN=Servers,CN=Default-Firs
t-Site-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=hq,DC=companyXX,DC=com is the
Schema Owner, but is deleted.
         Role Domain Owner = CN="NTDS Settings
DEL:08c05e92-405c-44ee-9fe2-8b476fd3e508",CN=CFS_FILE,CN=Servers,CN=Default-Firs
t-Site-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=hq,DC=companyXX,DC=com
         Warning: CN="NTDS Settings
DEL:08c05e92-405c-44ee-9fe2-8b476fd3e508",CN=CFS_FILE,CN=Servers,CN=Default-Firs
t-Site-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=hq,DC=companyXX,DC=com is the
Domain Owner, but is deleted.
         Role PDC Owner = CN="NTDS Settings
DEL:08c05e92-405c-44ee-9fe2-8b476fd3e508",CN=CFS_FILE,CN=Servers,CN=Default-Firs
t-Site-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=hq,DC=companyXX,DC=com
         Warning: CN="NTDS Settings
DEL:08c05e92-405c-44ee-9fe2-8b476fd3e508",CN=CFS_FILE,CN=Servers,CN=Default-Firs
t-Site-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=hq,DC=companyXX,DC=com is the
PDC Owner, but is deleted.
         Role Rid Owner = CN="NTDS Settings
DEL:08c05e92-405c-44ee-9fe2-8b476fd3e508",CN=CFS_FILE,CN=Servers,CN=Default-Firs
t-Site-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=hq,DC=companyXX,DC=com
         Warning: CN="NTDS Settings
DEL:08c05e92-405c-44ee-9fe2-8b476fd3e508",CN=CFS_FILE,CN=Servers,CN=Default-Firs
t-Site-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=hq,DC=companyXX,DC=com is the
Rid Owner, but is deleted.
         Role Infrastructure Update Owner = CN="NTDS Settings
DEL:08c05e92-405c-44ee-9fe2-8b476fd3e508",CN=CFS_FILE,CN=Servers,CN=Default-Firs
t-Site-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=hq,DC=companyXX,DC=com
         Warning: CN="NTDS Settings
DEL:08c05e92-405c-44ee-9fe2-8b476fd3e508",CN=CFS_FILE,CN=Servers,CN=Default-Firs
t-Site-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=hq,DC=companyXX,DC=com is the
Infrastructure Update Owner, but is deleted.
         ......................... CFS_FILE failed test KnowsOfRoleHolders
      Starting test: RidManager
         * Available RID Pool for the Domain is 5101 to 1073741823
         Warning: FSMO Role Owner is deleted.
         * CFS_FILE.hq.companyXX.com is the RID Master
         * DsBind with RID Master was successful
         Warning: rid set reference is deleted.
         ldap_search_sW of CN=RID Set\
DEL:76456ff9-a95c-42dd-bc4c-6ee9e68c4e6d,CN=Deleted Objects,DC=hq,DC=companyXX,DC=com for rid info failed with 2: The system cannot find the file specified.
         ......................... CFS_FILE failed test RidManager
 
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Thank you for your responses. The web pages that you gentlemen suggested were some of the very same web pages I found myself and printed out over the weekend. After I posted my question to EE, I went ahead and "seized the roles" on the remaining DC. Seizing the roles fixed my problem yesterday. Today I did check for metadata from the old failed server. None was found. Anyway, Thank you again.