Issues on domain when shutting down old DC

Posted on 2012-08-14
Last Modified: 2012-08-26
We recently added a new domain controler, as well as a new dedicated terminal server, to a network.  After moving over DNS, DHCP, FSMO roles, files and shares, we shut down the old DC before running DC promo on it as a test.  Everything was fine for a couple of hours, but then they started having problems.  Outlook would not connect, instead, it gave users the message "outlook is requesting data from the server".  Users could not log in to the terminal server.  When we turned it back on, everything came back up.  Any ideas on what we should look at?
Question by:johnpatbullock

    Assisted Solution

    Both the Exchange and Terminal servers were configured to look at teh old server for DNS.  I just fixed this.  We will test again shortly to see if that clears this up.
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    Accepted Solution

    It's very likely that that is the issue. We had a very similar problem with one of our clients. Their primary DC had started having issues with AD, so we moved the role to another server, however the issue wasn't fixed until we realized the DNS settings needed to be adjusted.
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    by:Suliman Abu Kharroub
    As a post DC promotion process, run dcdiag in the new DC to test dc functionality.
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    Expert Comment

    change the dns address in exchange network card and run the below command /prepareAD

    Author Closing Comment

    Yes, that was the problem.  We've been running smoothly since then.  Thanks for the help.

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