Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Windows 2008 R2 domain controller

Posted on 2012-12-26
12
Medium Priority
?
1,859 Views
Last Modified: 2012-12-28
Two Win2K8R2 DC’s with temp names were added (migration) to W2K3 network w/2 existing DC’s, tested and checked according MS recommendations.
During renaming something went wrong with one of the DC’s:
1.      The DC exists in ADUC / Domain Controllers with the new name.
2.      In AD Sites and Services the temp name still appears, replication to the second Win2K8R2 DC fails with error msg: “The RPC server unavailable. This condition may be caused by DNS lookup problem”.

Please help resolve the problem keeping in mind that most of MS hints were unsuccessfully tried.
Are the two new DC’s all the same?
Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:cohhelp
  • 7
  • 4
12 Comments
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:Mike Kline
ID: 38722208
Was everything working fine before the rename?   What MS hints did you try?  Did you see this article about RPC errors

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2102154?wa=wsignin1.0

Thanks


Mike
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Darius Ghassem
ID: 38722214
You were renaming the DCs? To the old DCs name?

Run dcdiag post results.
0
 

Author Comment

by:cohhelp
ID: 38722563
Everything was working fine before the rename! Yes , I sow same article about troubleshooting error 1722 on TechNet.

Yes, I was renaming the DC's to the old (2003) names. Attaching thedcdiag on "bad" dcm1.log

Thank you.
0
Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

 

Author Comment

by:cohhelp
ID: 38722564
If both W2k8R2 DC's identical, maybe the easy way just to rebuild the "fallen" one? (the old W2k3 DC's are not demoted and online)
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Darius Ghassem
ID: 38722586
The 2003 DCs are NOT demoted? Did you rename those DCs to something else?

Run ipconfig /flushdns, ipconfig /registerdns, and dcdiag /fix

Restart netlogon service

If this doesn't change anything then a demote of the new server would be quick and easy.
0
 

Author Comment

by:cohhelp
ID: 38722616
Yes, the 2003 DC's were renamed to "nameold".
Already ran ipconfig /flushdns - didn't make changes.
Will follow your recommendations.

Thanks.
0
 

Author Comment

by:cohhelp
ID: 38722674
"Windows could not start the Netlogon service on Local Computer.
Error 0xc0000064; 0xc0000064"
0
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
Darius Ghassem earned 2000 total points
ID: 38722734
Yeah demote it and run metadata cleanup to remove bad objects

Most likely will need to do a dcpromo /forceremoval

http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm
0
 

Author Comment

by:cohhelp
ID: 38723955
0
 

Author Comment

by:cohhelp
ID: 38725345
The "sick" server constantly logs Event ID: 1055
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Darius Ghassem
ID: 38725781
Yeah I don't think the GUI works unless you are running Windows 2008 Server domain level
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:cohhelp
ID: 38728593
Thx
0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For anyone that has accidentally used newSID with Server 2008 R2 (like I did) and hasn't been able to get the server running again because you were unlucky (as I was) and had no backups - I was able to get things working by doing a Registry Hive rec…
Wouldn't it be nice if objects in Active Directory automatically moved into the correct Organizational Units? This is what AutoAD aims to do and as a plus, it automatically creates Sites, Subnets, and Organizational Units.
This tutorial will walk an individual through configuring a drive on a Windows Server 2008 to perform shadow copies in order to quickly recover deleted files and folders. Click on Start and then select Computer to view the available drives on the se…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

877 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question