Failed Server 2003 to SBS 2011 Migration
Posted on 2014-02-15
Let me start by saying I wouldn't be here if I had a good backup, which I don't. I am in the process of migrating from an old Server 2003 Standard box to a new SBS 2011 Dell server. I prepped the server, ran the migration tool, created the answer file and installed SBS 2011 on the new Server in Migration mode. Unfortunately the new server wasn't partitioned correctly, and like an idiot, I just wiped the RAID array to restart without doing anything first. The source server had automatically transferred most domain roles to the new server (of course) and now is no longer the master for most domain roles. I was able to force seize the PDC and Infrastructure Master roles in Active Directory Users and Computers, but I can't seize the RID role nor the Domain Naming Operations Master in AD Domains and Trusts. I have tried using ntdsutil to connect to the source server, however when I go through roles -> connections -> connect to server myservername I get error "DsBindW error 0x6ba (The RPC server is unavailable). I'd love to not have to rebuild the domain manually (13 users). Is there anyway to force/seize the remaining roles, bring the source server back to "the way it was" and start over?