Failure during DCPROMO

the current role holder is server 2012 and the server that is being promoted is 2008. I believe the issue may be reside with the SOA record and NS entry in DNS. there are the correct records in the NS. <servername.domain.internal> but also shows <servername.> Also SOA shows <servername.> I have corrected this but when DNS is restarted it reverts back. all the other entries of <servername.> were removed.


 the the 2012 server is a cloud server with site to site to the 2008 server. the 2008 server had a replication issue and tomb stoned. roles were successfully transferred, and the 2008 server was demoted and meta data clean up.

here is the error from the dcpromo log:

Calling DsRoleGetDcOperationResults
dcpromoui E6C.9A8 06EC 11:05:12.546       Error 0x0 (!0 => error)
dcpromoui E6C.9A8 06ED 11:05:12.546       Operation results:
dcpromoui E6C.9A8 06EE 11:05:12.546       OperationStatus      : 0x7B !0 => error
dcpromoui E6C.9A8 06EF 11:05:12.546       DisplayString        : Active Directory Domain Services could not replicate the directory partition
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Mark GalvinManaging Director / Principal ConsultantCommented:
Any firewalls in between the two servers?
Abacus ITAuthor Commented:
cloud server is hosted by intermedia, they say they have opened ports for replication. local server is behind an ASA that hasn't been modified. prior to the demotion cloud-> physical replication was working physical-> cloud would fail.
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Abacus ITAuthor Commented:
i resolved this... PDC was missing its DNS suffix.

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Abacus ITAuthor Commented:
it worked
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