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Server 2008R2 DNS troubles after migration from 2000 server

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Hello,

I recently migrated from a Windows 2000 server to a 2008R2. I used DC promo to make the new server a DC, but I haven't yet demoted the old server. All of the shared files are still on the old server with the exception of a few that I am using as a test before I transfer all of the data to the new server. I seem to be having a DNS problem although everything appears to be working fine from the client users perspective.

I'm getting an error when I run the best practices analyzer, "The AD integrated DNS zone -msdcs.domain.com was not found".

I can't edit GPO with the error, "failed to open the group policy object. You may not have the appropriate permissions. The system cannot find the path specified.

When I run DCDIAG I get:

Starting test: Advertising
         Warning: DsGetDcName returned information for \\server_1.keystone.com,
         when we were trying to reach KEYWEST.
         SERVER IS NOT RESPONDING or IS NOT CONSIDERED SUITABLE.
         ......................... KEYWEST failed test Advertising

Basically I want to get to a point where the new server has all of the shared files and does all of the DNS, DHCP ect. and just use the old server to store some non-critical easily recoverable files.

Thanks,
Jay
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