Before I get to my question here is our setup.
2 DC (windows server 2003)
1 mail server
About a month ago we had our primary domain controllers hard drive crash. Since then we have configured another domain controller to replace it and have promoted the server to a DC. Just recently we have had problems with creating user accounts in active directory. The error when creating an AD user is " Windows cannot create the object xxxx because: The directory service was unable to allocate a relative identifier" After hours of Google I found that it has to do with our old servers FSMO roles.
How do I seize roles of our completely dead non operational domain controller and add the roles to the new domain controller.
Also this problem is preventing us from creating new mailboxes for users as well.