troubleshooting Question

Active Directory can't create users. Error attribute rIdSetReferences missing

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We put in two new server 2019 Domain Controllers to replace two 2008 R2 Domain Controllers.

The old DC that had the FSMO roles has been demoted and is off the network. We had problems getting AD removed but we eventually got all the issues cleared up and were able to properly remove AD from that server. Not sure this matters but there were errors trying to transfer the FSMO roles so we had to seize them.

The new DC named DC19-1 with all the FSMO roles and the remaining old DC are both working fine.

We can’t create a new user on the second new DC. We get the message:
Windows cannot create the object 2 because:
The directory service was unable to allocate a relative identifier.

We brought up a third 2019 server and made it a DC and it gets the same error message when trying to create a new user.

We can still add users on the old 2008 R2 DC

Results from dcdiag /test:ridmanager /v
      Starting test: RidManager
         * Available RID Pool for the Domain is 18606 to 1073741823
         * is the RID Master
         * DsBind with RID Master was successful
         Warning: attribute rIdSetReferences missing from CN=DC19-1,OU=Domain Controllers,DC=Domain,DC=com
         Could not get Rid set Reference :failed with 8481: The search failed to retrieve attributes from the database.
DC19-2 failed test RidManager

Anyone know how to fix this?
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