DCdiag failed for VerifyEnterpriseResources - Will it cause any issue in demoting the old domain controller

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Hi guys,

I am about to demote the oldest domain controller.  I have another domain controllers as well.  I ran dcdiage and it failed for VerifyEnterpriseResources - Will it cause any issue in demoting the old domain controller.

An early reply will be highly appreciated.
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Hmm not sure on that one.

Did you see this article though on possibly how to resolve it?
http://serverfault.com/questions/346643/dcdiag-verifyenterprisereferences-test-failed-on-pdc

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Thanks Gareth, I need to know with some surity.

I have checked already this document but not getting understanding.
Gareth GudgerSolution Architect
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Worst case scenario if DCPROMO doesn't work, you can add a /forceremoval switch. Wait for replication and do any necessary METADATA cleanup. If that DC has roles on it, those roles can always be SEIZED, which isn't as daunting as it may sound. But hopefully you don't get to that and a standard DCPROMO is all you need.
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Thanks Gareth for your response.  It seems to be straight forward.  

All the roles have already been moved.

I also have an exchange 2007 which was migrated from exchange 2003.  Also there was a machine from exchange 2003 which died.   But it should not cause any issue in demoting the server.  currently the exchange server is pointing to this domain controller which is going to be demoted.  But I have checked some documents telling that the exchange server will discover one of the existing domain controller.

Just more thoughts on this.
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Hmm. How many domain controllers do you have? What OS are they?

Exchange should pick up any domain controllers in the local AD site by default. Make sure the newer domain controllers are also configured as Global Catalogs.

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Excellent

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