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SBS 2003 migration to SBS 2011 - DCDIAG fails MachineAccount test

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

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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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JessCat_606
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Larry Struckmeyer MVPCommented:
SBS 2003 server should be in the Domain Controllers OU.  Someone moved it or it is just misplaced.  Any reason why you cannot move it to the DC OU?  Right Click - Move or drag and drop.
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compdigit44Commented:
By default all DC's are placed in the Domain Controllers OU and process which the Default Domain Controllers GP is applied to. Microsoft DOES NOT support moving a DC out of the Default Domain Controller's OU. As fl_flyfishing has mentioned it sounds like someone moved the DC..

I would suggest moving the DC to the Default Domain Controller's OU then rebooting the DC...
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JessCat_606Author Commented:
Thanks fl_flyfishing,  compdigit44, that's helpful.  I'm just unsure, will moving the DC cause any issues with group policies or other stuff?
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Larry Struckmeyer MVPCommented:
no issues.... just move it.
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compdigit44Commented:
Agreed, move the DC then reboot just to be safe.. ;-)
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JessCat_606Author Commented:
Excellent, I moved it and rebooted; no issues.  Thanks for the assist!
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