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  • Adding a Win 2008 R2 DC to a Win 2000 Server domain

    I am in the process of moving our active directory environment off of Windows 2000 server to a new Windows 2008 R2 server. I have prepped our Windows 2000 domain and upgraded the schema so that I could add the DC role to the Windows 2008 server. I can replicate changes between the 2 servers but I am having an issue replicating the sysvol directory to the new Windows 2008 server.

    I have tried forcing replication by stopping the ntfrs & netlogon services and setting the D4 & D2 flags in the registry on the appropriate servers and restarting both of those services. (kb 315457)

    The sysvol and netlogon network shares are both present on the Windows 2008 server.

    We are using Bind 9 for our internal DNS but both of the servers have dns running on them. The Windows 2000 server points to Bind 9 server for primary and itself for secondary. The Windows 2008 server points to the same Bind 9 server for primary and itself for secondary.

    Also note: I did not move any of the schema roles over to the Windows 2008 R2 server.

    When I run 'dcdiag' on the W2008 server all test pass and I only get errors that there are issues in the event log that have to do with GPO's:

    The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file \mydomain.com\sysvol\mydomain.com\Policies{GUID removed}\gpt.ini from a domain controller and was not successful. Group Policy settings may not be applied until this event is resolved. This issue may be transient and could be caused by one or more of the following: An error event occurred. EventID: 0x00000422

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!

    -mike

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    Re: Adding a Win 2008 R2 DC to a Win 2000 Server domain

    Did you manually create the shares? (you shouldn't)

    Are you sure the BIND server is configured correctly for AD?
    This should still be relevant: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../dd316373.aspx
    Regards,
    Jeremy

    Network Consultant/Engineer
    Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
    www.gma-cpa.com

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      Re: Adding a Win 2008 R2 DC to a Win 2000 Server domain

      I did not create the shares....I even rebooted to make sure that they are being created automatically. Also I have all the A and SRV records and the 'nslookup' test they have you perform and I resolve to the correct ad server. I am still receiving Event ID: 1058 errors that deal with group policy and the shares are still empty.

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        Re: Adding a Win 2008 R2 DC to a Win 2000 Server domain

        OK, take a look at the FRS and Directory Service event logs and see if there's any errors or warnings that shed light on the issue.

        As for DNS, since you have the DC's pointing to themselves as secondary servers, I assume the DNS role is installed and configured on them. Do they host secondary zones and replicate from the BIND server or are they AD Integrated zones?
        Regards,
        Jeremy

        Network Consultant/Engineer
        Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
        www.gma-cpa.com

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