Replacing SBS 2003 server with Windows 2008, DCPROMO issue

I have a small network with one domain controller.  I am replacing an SBS 2003 server with a new 2008 server.  I'm in the final step of running DCPROMO on the SBS 2003 server and am running into a problem.  

One of the first steps as part of the DCPROMO has a check box saying This server is the last domain controller in the domain.  I leave that box unchecked and click next.  After I do that, I get an error message saying

"no other Active Directory domain controllers for that domain can be contacted.  Do you wish to proceed anyway"

I'm not sure why this is happening as everything with the 2008 machine appear fine.  Here are the steps I've taken so far

1.  Joined the 2008 server to the domain
2.  Raised the functional level of the domain and forest on the 2003 server to 2003
3.  I ran adprep /forestprep and adprep /domainprep on the 2003 machine  
4.  Ran DCPROMO on 2008 machine.  Installed DNS and made a Global Catalog server
5.  Successfully transferred the 5 FSMO roles

I can browse to both servers from each other without any problems.  I can also see both servers as domain controllers in AD.  

I ran a DCDIAG on the 2008 server and have attached the results.  The 2003 server is called JW-Server.  

Would love some help.  Thanks in advance!
dcdiag.txt
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Alan HardistyConnect With a Mentor Co-OwnerCommented:
The encouragement option I am talking about on the SBS 2003 server is detailed in this article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316790

Try it and see how you get on and I'll pick up tomorrow.

Alan
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Is JW-Server pointing to the SBS 2008 server for DNS and only that server?

You have a problem with SYSVOL Recplication, so check your DNS settings and then make sure that the SYSVOL has been replicated before you try to DCPROMO the SBS 2003 server again.
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tomcahillCommented:
Is this a SBS 2008 server, or just 2008 standard?

Did you configure the 2008 machine to be the GC and host DNS, and transfer the FSMO roles?
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SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
No it is not. It is pointing to itself.  For future reference at what point during this migration process Should I point the DNS to the new server
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Once you have changed DNS onto the SBS 2008 server and made the SBS 2008 server the FSMO role holder.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
@Tom - the question states "Replacing SBS 2003 server with SBS 2008"

 and

"4.  Ran DCPROMO on 2008 machine.  Installed DNS and made a Global Catalog server"

and

"5.  Successfully transferred the 5 FSMO roles"
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SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
Hey Alan.  I did make one small mistake.  In the question, I list it as an SBS 2008 server.  That is not the case and mistake on my part.  It is a standard 2008 server.  I apologize for the fat finger.  I don't think that matters in your advice, but just thought I would mention it.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
It doesn't.  I'll correct the question.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
@Tom - Sorry.  You were right to ask - I hadn't spotted that (tired eyes).
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SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
Thanks Alan.  I can't say I've replicated SYSVOL too many times.  I see quite a bit online, but would appreciate a point in the right direction.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
It should replicate itself - but sometimes it doesn't work.

You can encourage by running the following command from a command prompt:

repadmin /syncall /AePd

If the servers are talking to each other happily, they should replicate and then you can run dcdiag again to see if there are errors.

On the Server 2008 server in a command prompt, run

net share

If the SYSVOL and NETLOGON shares are visible, then things are looking happier and you should be syncing happily and can then DCPROMO the SBS 2003 server.
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SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
should I run the repadmin command on the 2003 machine?
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Either should be fine.
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SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
I ran the repadmin /syncall /AePd from the 2008 machine.  After doing the net share I don't see those two shares.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Okay - please run

dcdiag >c:dcdiag.txt

on both machines and post the output (attach both .TXT files) please.

Heading to bed soon - have to be up in 6 hours :(
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SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
I certainly understand that and really appreciate the help.  will post them pronto
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SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
Here's the 2008 server
2008.txt
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
No probs - eyes not getting too heavy just yet!
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SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
2003 server
2003.txt
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Okay - is the 2008 server pointing to itself for DNS and are both servers listed in DNS on the 2008 server?
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SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
Both servers are pointing to 2008 server.  I see both servers in the DNS on the 2008 machine
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Okay - please reboot both servers and then leave them to settle overnight.

Then run dcdiag tomorrow and see if the errors are still present and check the netlogon / sysvol shares on the 2008 server.

If still not there - we can encourage them.

Can each server ping each other by FQDN and IP Address happily?
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SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
Sounds good.  Thanks for your help and get some sleep.

Each server can ping and browse each other by FQDN
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
No problems - thanks.

If anyone else has ideas between now and tomorrow - don't be shy!
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SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
I'll give it a shot.  Thanks!
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Last post tonight!

Before you run the burglags option - run net share on the SBS server and let me know if sysvol and netlogon shares exist.
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SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
They do exist on the 2003 server
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SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
We've got some progress.  I followed the instructions to set the registry value to D4 on the 2003 server.  After restarting the FRS service, I then went to the 2008 server and set the registry value to D2.  After restarting the FRS service I can see the shares
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
I lied!

So run the repadmin /syncall /AePd command, then DCDIAG on both and see if they are happy (ignore system log errors) and if happy - dcpromo away!!
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SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
Did you see my last post?  Still want me to do that?
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Yep - saw it.  Please follow my last post.  The lie was about the "my last post tonight" comment :)
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SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
dcdiag looks great.  I'm off to DCPROMO.  Hope that was your last post
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Morning!  How did you get on?
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Kernel_Recovery_ToolsCommented:
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Hi,

As of now the only SBS2003 DC in a domain hence that is the highest functional level, you can not raise to 2008 at this moment. You already have schema extended so verify health of existing DC using DCDIAG and NETDIAG and go ahead an run DCPROMO on 2008R2 to promote it as DC. Once you are done with this then you can raise functional level to 2008/R2.

Here are the steps:

    Health Checks on Small Business Server 2003
    Join new Windows 2008 Server to the domain as a member server
    Prepare Active Directory for Windows 2008 R2 Server
    Make Windows 2008 R2 Server a Domain Controller of the Existing Small Business Server 2003 Domain
    Transfer DHCP Service
    Install Exchange 2010
    Installing Exchange 2010 SSL Certificate
    Migrate Exchange Data
    Migrate SharePoint Services
    Migrate shared user data
    Uninstall Exchange 2003 from Small Business Server 2003
    Transfer all 5 FSMO roles to Windows 2008 Domain Controller
    DCPROMO SBS 2003 server so it is no longer a domain controller and remove from network
    Once you know you will never need or introduce another 2003 DC then you can raise your domain and forest functional levels to 2008/2008R2 and enjoy all the cool new features like the AD recycle bin, fine-grained passwords.

Check this step by step instructions on how to migrate from Small Business Server 2003 to Windows 2008 R2 with Exchange 2010.
For more info follow on

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverDS/thread/e66bd2bf-dceb-4655-b90a-f49c256faf4d
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SupermanTBAuthor Commented:
Everything worked great Alan.  Thanks for all your help!
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Happy days - well done and thanks for the points.

Alan
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