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Promoting 2008 R2 server in an SBS 2003 domain

Posted on 2012-12-21
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I have an SBS 2003 SP2 box that is the PDC in the domain.  I am logging in administrator which is a memeber of enterprise admins.  The functional level of the domain and forest is 2003.  I have added the 2008 R2 box as an additional DC, and it added successfully.  Now if I try to open ADUC on the 2008 box I get:
Naming informationcannot be loctaed for the following reason:  The server is not operational.  If you are trying to connect to a windows 200 server, verify that SP3 is installed.

If I try to open Domains and Trusts, I get "you cannot modify domain or trust information because a primary domain controller cannot  be contacted.

In the big picture I am trying to move off of SBS to 2008 R2, and one of the main hurdles is trying to authorize the DHCP server (authorice not displayed)
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by:jmanishbabu
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Can you check if the Primary DC is powered on ..
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by:Darius Ghassem
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Run dcdiag to check health of the new DC.

We could be looking at replication issues here
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by:lancecurwensville
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Did you run forest prep and ad prep on sbs 2003 prior to promo of the 2008 box?
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by:rbarwig
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Powered on ?  really?  Yes I am logged into it via RDP.
I will run dcdiags
yes promoted to 2003, was not usre if I should take higher as the SBS box is not ready to be demoted (removed) yet
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by:lancecurwensville
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Adprep forest prep prepares the domain, doesn't actually raise the functional level.
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In audc on the sbs box, is the 2008 system showing as member server or dc?   If it is showing as s dc I am going to bet you have a dns issue
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