Permission problem when promoting a DC


I have recently demoted a DC on a Windows Server 2012 Evaluation copy server so that I could update to a retail license.  I have re-installed the AD Directory Services role and am in the process of trying to promote the server to a DC once again.  The process is hanging with an event log ID of 1963: Access Denied. (5).

Can anyone help?


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FOXActive Directory/Exchange EngineerCommented:
I'm assuming it is already joined to the domain as a member server and now you are promoting it.  If not make sure you join it to the domain first.  If this is not the first domain controller in the site put a dns entry on your nic card to the nearest domain controller as well.  Once you promote this member server to a domain controller, give it the primary dns entry of its own ip and the secondary dns entry of another domain controller in your site.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
This KB article outlines your exact issue. Take a look and see if this work-a-round helps.


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HeilandSAuthor Commented:

The steps in the KB article resolved the issue.


Interesting that the resolution didn't include rejoining the domain prior to promotion of the DC.

Thanks so much.

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