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Hello

OK here it goes. My company has opened a new location I have spent my entire day joining the new computers to our domain. I got to the last computer and got this error when trying to join the domain.

"your computer could not be joined to the because the following error has occurred

directory services was unable to allocate a relative identifier."


I have done some research and it seems to be a problem with the DC. There are multiple DC's on our domain. I assume it has something to do with replication between the DC's. Is there something I can do to fix this issue?

Your help is greatly appreciated!

Josh
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by:ZamZ0
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Have you tried:

1. Remove the pc from domain
2. Restart
3. Rename PC
4. Restart
5. Rejoin pc to domain
6. Restart
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by:Jarboe
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It is already not part of the domain. I tried renaming it but I still got the same error message.
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by:ZamZ0
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MS has a fix available:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822053
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by:Jarboe
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This does not apply to me no roles have been moved or DC removed from the network. Nothing has changed from it working earlier today.
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by:KCTS
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It sounds like the RID master has failed or can't be contacted. Without the RID master FSMO role you will still be able to add some computers to the domain since the RIDs are assigned in batches - but once you exhaust the batch you won't be able to add any more without contacting the RID master again
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I believe the RID master is long gone. It died about 6 months ago. Is there anyway to promote one of our other DC's to RID master?
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by:Jarboe
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Also I know a few of our DC's are no longer in place and I need to do a metadata cleanup but I am not sure exactly how to do that?
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