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DCPROMO Server 2003

Posted on 2014-11-19
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We need some help figuring out what DCPROMO will do when we run it.
We have a new server Windows 2012 that has been properly joined to the DOMAIN.
ALL user data has been moved as well as applications.
Questions:
1. will the logon.bat files transfer to the new server
2. will I see the old user accounts that were on the DC 2003, in the 2012 server?
3. any forseeable issues?
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Here you go, read this. We used this for replacing a 2003 server.
Be warned though more often than not it goes more wrong than right.

My best advice is if its possible just start with a fresh domain, honestly save yourself the headache. Heres the article :) :

http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/57636-migrate-active-directory-from-server-2003-to-server-2012-r2
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by:Kevin Vaughn
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Thanks for the link, it led to something that I really needed to know and was absolutely helpful.
That led to this in their step 6:
FSMO Roles Transfer before DCPROMO to demote or remove 2003 or other DC
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by:Kevin Vaughn
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Followed the guide in the above posting.  It worked great.  At the step where you run DCPROMO on the old Windows 2003 DC it can't find any other controllers.  This despite having transferred all FSMO roles to the new DC Windows Server 2012.   When I run dcdiag /q  I get the following up put.  help?


 There are warning or error events within the last 24 hours after the

         SYSVOL has been shared.  Failing SYSVOL replication problems may cause

         Group Policy problems.
         ......................... FATALBERT failed test frsevent
         An Warning Event occured.  EventID: 0x80250828
            Time Generated: 11/26/2014   08:36:32
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         ......................... FATALBERT failed test kccevent
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0xC0060008
            Time Generated: 11/26/2014   08:00:29
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0xC0060008
            Time Generated: 11/26/2014   08:00:29
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 11/26/2014   08:32:39
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 11/26/2014   08:32:39
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 11/26/2014   08:32:39
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 11/26/2014   08:32:40
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 11/26/2014   08:32:40
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 11/26/2014   08:32:40
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 11/26/2014   08:32:40
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 11/26/2014   08:32:41
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 11/26/2014   08:32:41
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 11/26/2014   08:32:41
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         An Error Event occured.  EventID: 0x00000457
            Time Generated: 11/26/2014   08:32:41
            (Event String could not be retrieved)
         ......................... FATALBERT failed test systemlog
         Warning: DcGetDcName(GC_SERVER_REQUIRED) call failed, error 1355
         A Global Catalog Server could not be located - All GC's are down.
         ......................... cms.local failed test FsmoCheck
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