Domain rename for server 2003, the procedure entry point cryptunprotectmemory error

Hi,

I am trying to rename a domain in a single domain controller environment running server 2003. I have run all the commands with no errors until I get to fixing the GPO links:

gpfixup /olddns:tottenham.int /newdns:spurs.local /oldnb:tottenham /newnb:spurs /dc:dc01.spurs.local /user:administrator /pwd:password 2>1 > gpfixup.log

At that point from the control station, I get a cryptunprotectmemory.dll error

Everything looks fine in dns. The only issue I see is with group policy. It does not see the domain controller for the forest.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
Erik McfrazierOwner - TechnicianAsked:
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footechCommented:
Are you using Server 2003 for the control station?
I notice in the gpfixup command that you are referencing dc01.spurs.local (i.e. the domain controller with the new domain name) - did you rename the domain controller by changing it's primary DNS suffix?  That doesn't happen automatically with the rendom commands.
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Erik McfrazierOwner - TechnicianAuthor Commented:
No. I don't have another 2003 server in the domain. I had to use an xp machine. I changed the primary suffix with netdom command.
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footechCommented:
Pretty sure it's a requirement to have the control station running the Server OS.  DLLs aren't always the same between workstation and server OSes.

From the documentation:
•      Control station: The computer to be used as the control station for the domain rename operation must be a member computer (not a domain controller) running Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, or Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition.

If you can't get your hands on a Server 2003, you could probably download an evaluation of Server 2008 R2.  I don't think you have to match up generations between the DCs and control station (though I always figured it was safest to do so).  When I renamed a domain which had 2008 R2 DCs, I used a 2008 R2 control station.  You have to install the remote administration feature for AD DS to get the rendom files installed (don't use the ones downloaded for 2003).  I can't remember clearly if gpfixup comes with it (fairly sure it does) or if you use the downloaded tool.  Just type gpfixup /? at a command prompt to see if it is available (it will be in the system path) before trying to use the downloaded version.
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Erik McfrazierOwner - TechnicianAuthor Commented:
I did see that in the documentation, but I also saw an example that just said it just needed to be a domain member. I do have a 2008 server, but didn't see any instructions to do it from a 2008 server. So, do you think I can just continue the process from the 2008 server?
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footechCommented:
I would think so.  I've actually finished up a domain rename started with 2003 servers with a 2008 R2 server (just running the rendom /clean command).  However, beyond that I don't have any evidence to point to.
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Erik McfrazierOwner - TechnicianAuthor Commented:
So, installed AD DS feature, ran gpfix up successfully! All is good. Thanks for your help.
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