I recently created a new Windows Server 2003 to decommission the old Server 2000 primary Domain control. I have transferred all FSMO role to the 2003 server as the 2000 DC will not demote (I did dcpromo /forceremoval but it hangs trying to stop the netlogon service been there for 15hrs). Nonetheless the Windows 2003 DC has take over most of the responsibilities. Users are able to logon and obtain DNS and DHCP from the Server. However, I went to create a new GPO and I get the following error.
My DNS seems fine and to be on the safe side I removed all record of the Old DC even though I cannot remove it from the network. Also I have numerous errors in the event log.
Event ID 1030
Windows cannot query for the list of Group Policy objects. Check the event log for possible messages previously logged by the policy engine that describes the reason for this.
Event ID 1006
Windows cannot bind to mydomain.local domain. (Local Error). Group Policy processing aborted.
Event Id 1054
Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted. ). Group Policy processing aborted.