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Posted on 2013-06-06
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I'm running DCPromo to demote a domain controller in a domain.  I'm in the process of dismantling this domain.  I'm getting a error:
Active Directory Installation Wizard:
The operation failed because:
Failed to configure the service NETLOGON as requested
"The wait operation timed out"
OK
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Is the NETLOGON service started?

If it isn't, start it and then run DCPROMO again.

Alan
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It's started and it's on automatic too.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Quite often when running DCPROMO, I see the service started when you start DCPROMO, but then part-way through, the service is stopped.

Have you got any old DC's lurking on your Domain that are still in AD, but no longer contactable?

What do you get from running DCDIAG >c:dcdiag.txt

Please upload c:dcdiag.txt if you see errors.

Thanks

Alan
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Actually I got it.  IT was DNS.  I had the server pointing to itself as well as the other DC in this domain for DNS.  I changed the DNS to the other server and a server in the new parent domain and that did the trick
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Excellent news - well done.
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by:VirastaR
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Glad that you got that going :)
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I figured it out on my own
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