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Server 2012 ADprep hung

Posted on 2014-04-11
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We are in the process of setting up a brand new domain controller at one of our sites.
This is the first 2012 server we have setup here.

But during the DCpromo the wizard has gotten stuck "Upgrading forest" for the past 12 hours.

The ADprep log shows the following entry:
[2014/04/10:17:11:55.331]
Adprep verified the state of operation cn=016f23f7-077d-41fa-a356-de7cfdb01797,cn=Operations,cn=ForestUpdates,CN=Configuration,DC=pharmacy,DC=local.
[Status/Consequence]
The operation has not run or is not currently running. It will be run next.

Dated from over 12 hours ago.

But we can't cancel or close the wizard.
What can we do to safely stop it?
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After reviewing the log we realized that the process hadn't accomplished anything in 12 hours.
We killed the process in Task Manager and rebooted the affected machine.

We ran ADPrep /forestprep manually on the PDC and then the new domain controller was promoted successfully.
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Did you have any 2008 Domain controllers or were you raising it from 2003?
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