Solved

SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 Migration Fail. DCPromo: The server was not promoted to a domain controller

Posted on 2014-07-30
2
201 Views
Last Modified: 2014-08-01
Hello!
 Doing my second sbs 2003 to sbs 2011 migration.  Getting stopped at DCPromo: The server was not promoted to a domain controller.

 Unsure how to resolve.  Any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:Lorenzo Cricchio
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 77

Accepted Solution

by:
Rob Williams earned 500 total points
ID: 40230899
2 common causes of this are; 1) you must use a complex password 6 characters or longer or it will fail,  and you must have a network connection.  It can be to a switch with no other connections, but it must see a connection.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Lorenzo Cricchio
ID: 40234505
I think it was the password!  Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Webinar: Aligning, Automating, Winning

Join Dan Russo, Senior Manager of Operations Intelligence, for an in-depth discussion on how Dealertrack, leading provider of integrated digital solutions for the automotive industry, transformed their DevOps processes to increase collaboration and move with greater velocity.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction At 19:33 (UST) on Tuesday 21st September the long awaited email arrived with the subject title of “ANNOUNCING THE AVAILABILITY OF WINDOWS SBS 7 PREVIEW”.  It was time to drop whatever I was doing and dedicate as much bandwidth as possi…
I work for a company that primarily works with small businesses as their outsourced IT vendor. As such the majority of these customers utilize some version of Small Business Server. Due to the economics of running a small business, many of these cus…

737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question