Good afternoon all,
This is my first time attempting an attach/promotion of a DC to a Server 2000 environment to Server 2008. Ultimately the goal is to decomission the old server and leave the 2008 box as the primary and only DC.
I added the 2008 box to the domain, attempted to run DCPromo and discovered I had to do all the necessary AD prepwork from the DVD. Thanks to EE, I was able to run the necessary adprep, forestprep, domainprep, etc, per the article at http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/Q_24003240.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+10+2000+2008+30+domain+join+server
I got as far as the KB article for transferring FSMO roles per http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801
and get the error inin MMC while trying to transfer the Schema Master Role: "list of Domain Controllers for DOMAIN.LOCAL is unavailable because: the server is not operational." Odd, to say the least. I am not about to start seizing roles yet.
Per a few other troubleshooting techniques I've been reading about, I attempted running DCDiag and in the initial test it tells me "the host 2f89260c-dbb8-4173-a839-3e
could not be resolved to an IP address. Check DNS server, DHCP, etc." Under the Enterprise tests, it tells me the DCGetDcName call failed, error 1355, GC could not be located, and continues with a few similar errors.
Trying to hit any of the AD snap ins (ADUC, ADDT, etc) yields an error that Active Directory is not running. Interestingly, I can ping the short server name of the existing server (server), but when I try to ping the FQDN (server.domain.local) it tells me it could not find the host.
Fundamentally, it appears I have a DNS issue on my hands, though I'm not a hundred percent sure how to move forward troubleshooting it? A lot of articles refer me to dcdiag /fix, but that does me no good.
Edited to correct article link