Trouble with backup DC
Posted on 2012-09-11
Have run into trouble with our backup DC server, after virtualizing it on the same domain. It's a Windows 2003 machine, and we were attempting to setup a copy of the server on the network as a virtual machine with a new name and IP address, and it's caused problems with the original machine now. the Netlogon service fails, and there are errors such as "Windows cannot determine the user or computer name (access denied)" and "attempts to determine if machine is in same forest failed". so we've obviously messed up this DC by trying to virtualize it. Since this is a backup DC, can we demote it and somehow get it to rejoin as a member server? I have tried running DCPROMO already, and it failed. Any help would be appreciated.