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DCPROMO gives "the replication operation failed to allocate memory" on Server 2008 Std SP2

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I am trying to add a second DC (Server 2008 Std SP2) to a Windows 2003 domain.  I have ran adprep/forestprep and adprep/domainprep on the Server 2003 Std SP2.  When I run the Active Domain Services Installation Wizard (dcpromo.exe) from the Server Manager on the Server 2008 I get an error message saying "The replication operation failed to allocate memory".  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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by:vanbarsoun
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Have you made sure the domain/forest level is 2003 native?
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Are you sure you aren't adding a SBS server?
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Thank you for your responses.  I have raised the function level of the domain and forest to 2003.  I checked the properties of both the 2003 server and 2008 server and they both show Standard Edition.
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Have you tried rebooting the server? On your current DC run dcdiag post results
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Domain Controller Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests
   
   Testing server: Default-First-Site\WALTON2
      Starting test: Connectivity
         ......................... WALTON2 passed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests
   
   Testing server: Default-First-Site\WALTON2
      Starting test: Replications
         ......................... WALTON2 passed test Replications
      Starting test: NCSecDesc
         ......................... WALTON2 passed test NCSecDesc
      Starting test: NetLogons
         ......................... WALTON2 passed test NetLogons
      Starting test: Advertising
         ......................... WALTON2 passed test Advertising
      Starting test: KnowsOfRoleHolders
         ......................... WALTON2 passed test KnowsOfRoleHolders
      Starting test: RidManager
         ......................... WALTON2 passed test RidManager
      Starting test: MachineAccount
         ......................... WALTON2 passed test MachineAccount
      Starting test: Services
         ......................... WALTON2 passed test Services
      Starting test: ObjectsReplicated
         ......................... WALTON2 passed test ObjectsReplicated
      Starting test: frssysvol
         ......................... WALTON2 passed test frssysvol
      Starting test: frsevent
         ......................... WALTON2 passed test frsevent
      Starting test: kccevent
         ......................... WALTON2 passed test kccevent
      Starting test: systemlog
         ......................... WALTON2 passed test systemlog
      Starting test: VerifyReferences
         ......................... WALTON2 passed test VerifyReferences
   
   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom
   
   Running partition tests on : DomainDnsZones
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... DomainDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom
   
   Running partition tests on : Schema
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... Schema passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... Schema passed test CheckSDRefDom
   
   Running partition tests on : Configuration
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... Configuration passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... Configuration passed test CheckSDRefDom
   
   Running partition tests on : WALTON
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
         ......................... WALTON passed test CrossRefValidation
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... WALTON passed test CheckSDRefDom
   
   Running enterprise tests on : WALTON.local
      Starting test: Intersite
         ......................... WALTON.local passed test Intersite
      Starting test: FsmoCheck
         ......................... WALTON.local passed test FsmoCheck
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The server has been rebooted several times.
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This network originally had a Server 2000 DC. The server 2003 was added as a second DC. The 2000 server was left on the domain because it still had some printers shared.  The plan was to add the 2008 server and get rid of the 200 server.  When I first (a little over a week ago) tried to install the server 2008 I didn't have the server 2000 turned on.  Just the server 2003, because I thought it was the main one.  So at that time I got an error when installing about not being able to contact the schema master.  After working on that problem I found out that all those roles were still on the server 2000.  Since then I have transferred all the roles to the server 2003 and demoted the server 2000.  Then I ran the adprep and now I have been able to get farther through the dcpromo process on the server 2008 but it hangs on the failure to allocate memory.  
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Run netdom query fsmo
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Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
(C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.WALTON>netdom query fsmo
Schema owner                WALTON2.walton.local

Domain role owner           WALTON2.walton.local

PDC role                    WALTON2.walton.local

RID pool manager            WALTON2.walton.local

Infrastructure owner        WALTON2.walton.local

The command completed successfully.
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I apologize. I went back and looked at the DVD case that came with the server and it does say "Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard" on it.  So does this mean that I cant add it as a second DC with the Server 2003?
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By the way, your first link to technet.microsoft I have came across before.  I had tried the "install from media" with no luck.  Upon researching that I found info that said I couldn't use the system state backup from server 2003 as the media for "install from media" in 2008 because it was from a different OS.  
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Now we know it is a SBS server so look at the link I just posted
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Thank you darius. I read through the article on the link.  I want to make sure I'm clear on it, that process will migrate all the roles and the AD to the SBS 2008 and leave the server 2003 as an additional DC?
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Gave me the answer I was looking for.
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