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Active Directory Migration: Error 0x8007054b. The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.

Posted on 2011-03-02
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We are attempting to move multiple test computers from an old domain, to a new domain using the Quest Active Directory Migration Manager.  We're getting the below error.

3/2/2011 11:30:15 AM	7976	UTC -5:00, Eastern Standard Time
3/2/2011 11:30:15 AM	7976	MIGRATION-SERVER, Windows Server 2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition, build 3790, Service Pack 2
3/2/2011 11:30:15 AM	7976	================================================================================
3/2/2011 11:30:15 AM	7976	Executing move operation. 
3/2/2011 11:30:15 AM	7976	Starting to move computer: MIGTEST-2. 
3/2/2011 11:30:15 AM	7976	  Moving computer from source domain DOMAIN1 to target domain DOMAIN2. 
3/2/2011 11:30:15 AM	7976	  Move options: restart computer: TRUE, update last domain: TRUE, save source account: TRUE. 
3/2/2011 11:30:15 AM	7976	    Restart options: timeout: 120 seconds, force applications to be closed: TRUE, message: Your computer will be restarted because it has been joined to a new domain.. 
3/2/2011 11:30:15 AM	7976	  Move will add 0 additional accounts to local administrators group. 
3/2/2011 11:30:15 AM	7976	  Using account for access to source computer: DOMAIN2\questmigration. 
3/2/2011 11:30:15 AM	7976	    Resolving DC for domain: DOMAIN1. 
3/2/2011 11:30:17 AM	7976	Error 0x8007054b. The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.  
3/2/2011 11:30:17 AM	7976	Move failed. 

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DNS Appears to be working correctly.


WINS Appears to be working correctly:

C:\Documents and Settings\questmigration>nblookup /x 1C DOMAIN2
Recursion is on

Querying WINS Server: xxx.xxx.xx.xx
NetBIOS Name: DOMAIN2
Suffix: 1C

Name returned: DOMAIN2
Record type: Group
IP Address: xxx.xxx.xx.xx

Record type: Group
IP Address: xxx.xxx.xx.xx

Record type: Group
IP Address: xxx.xxx.xx.xx

Record type: Group
IP Address: xxx.xxx.xx.xxx

C:\Documents and Settings\questmigration>nblookup /x 1C DOMAIN1

Recursion is on

Querying WINS Server: xxx.xxx.xx.xx
NetBIOS Name: DOMAIN1
Suffix: 1C

Name returned: DOMAIN1
Record type: Group
IP Address: xxx.xxx.xx.xxx

Record type: Group
IP Address: xxx.xxx.xx.xx

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show us nslookups against that domain.  WINS doesn't matter in the AD world.
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DNS Lookups for the two AD Domains:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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C:\Documents and Settings\questmigration>nslookup
Default Server:  DNS2.EDU
Address:  xxx.xxx.xxx.200

> DOMAIN1.EDU
Server:  DNS2.EDU
Address:  xxx.xxx.xxx.200

Name:    DOMAIN1.EDU
Addresses:  xxx.xxx.xxx.115, xxx.xxx.xxx.65


> DOMAIN2.EDU
Server:  DNS2.EDU
Address:  xxx.xxx.xxx.200

Name:    DOMAIN2.EDU
Addresses:  xxx.xxx.xxx.95, xxx.xxx.xxx.149, xxx.xxx.xxx.133, xxx.xxx.xxx.99
          xxx.xxx.xxx.98, xxx.xxx.xxx.97, xxx.xxx.xxx.96

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DNS Lookups for the two workstations I'm attempting to migrate:
C:\Documents and Settings\questmigration>nslookup
Default Server:  DNS2.EDU
Address:  xxx.xxx.xxx.200

> MIGTEST-1.DOMAIN1.EDU
Server:  DNS2.EDU
Address:  xxx.xxx.xxx.200

Name:    MIGTEST-1.DOMAIN1.EDU
Address:  xxx.xxx.xxx.222

> MIGTEST-2.DOMAIN1.EDU
Server:  DNS2.EDU
Address:  xxx.xxx.xxx.200

Name:    MIGTEST-2.DOMAIN1.EDU
Address:  xxx.xxx.xxx.114

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DNS Lookups for the Quest Migration Server:
C:\Documents and Settings\questmigration>nslookup
Default Server:  DNS2.EDU
Address:  xxx.xxx.xxx.200

> MIGRATION-SERVER
Server:  DNS2.EDU
Address:  xxx.xxx.xxx.200

Name:    MIGRATION-SERVER.DOMAIN2.EDU
Address:  XXX.XXX.XXX.20

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The error was due to several blocked ports on the source domain firewall.  Disabling the firewall or adding the ports will resolve the issue.

FYI: The Quest tool does not provide useful or specific errors for troubleshooting because it piggybacks on Microsoft's ADMT tool and API.
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