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SBS 2003 migration to SBS 2011 - DCDIAG fails MachineAccount test

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Hi,

I have an old SBS2003 SP2 server, set as DC; in the process of upgrading to a new SBS2011 machine (running under XenServer on a Dell T620).  In doing my prep work, I ran DCDIAG on the old server (named CORP01) and got the following:
 Starting test: MachineAccount
    * The current DC is not in the domain controller's OU
    ......................... CORP01 failed test MachineAccount

I checked, and yes, the top-level "Domain Controllers" list is empty.  CORP01 shows up in /My Business/Computers/Production Servers, and is a member of the Domain Controllers group.
Microsoft has a hotfix that supposedly fixes this issue, but when I run the hotfix on the server it says that "the Service Pack version of this system is newer than the update you are applying.  There is no need to install this update."

How can I resolve this issue?  Any tips?
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