have a server 2000 and a server 2003. as far as I know, server 2003 had all the master roles. I tried demoting the server 2000 but it was erroring out so I had to do a forceremoval of the ad, then deleted it from the ad on the 2003. upon demotion it told me what normally says, that it will become a member of the DOMAIN. restarted, came back up, as a member of workgroup.
when I try to join ANY server/pc now to the domain says it cannot find the domain name. first thing I checked was the DNS, triple checked it. even removed the role from the 2003, re added it, deleted the domain.com zone, re added it and nothing.
then I tried forcing all roles to the 2003, just in case it was missing some, none of them gave any errors. 2003 ad had all the roles of the domain. since it wasn't working still, I decided to reboot that 2003 AD, and now when it came back up and I tried logging on, it says the domain is not available. Im at a dead end road on what to do now.