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Unable to demote DC in Win2000 SP4

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Anonymous
April 14, 2005 5:27:40 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

I need to remove AD and when I attempt to run dcpromo I get the following
error:

Active Directory Installation Failed
The operation failed because:
Failed to prepare for or remove the sysvol replication
"The file replication service cannot be stopped."

Event ID's
4011
4015
Anonymous
April 15, 2005 3:43:43 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

what's the source of the Event ID's? I did a search on www.eventid.net and
got a couple of interesting answers. Take a look at that site, it might give
you some ideas.

Regards,
/Jimmy
--
Jimmy Andersson, Q Advice AB
Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
---------- www.qadvice.com ----------


"thezack" <thezack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6316F199-A811-4557-A279-DB5612360FD6@microsoft.com...
>I need to remove AD and when I attempt to run dcpromo I get the following
> error:
>
> Active Directory Installation Failed
> The operation failed because:
> Failed to prepare for or remove the sysvol replication
> "The file replication service cannot be stopped."
>
> Event ID's
> 4011
> 4015
>
Anonymous
April 19, 2005 1:29:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

I reshared my SYSVOL folder and that resolved my 4011 and 4015 errors.

However, I receive the same error (see below) when attempting to demote my
DC.

When I attempt to manually stop the file replication service, it hangs then
I have to End Task. I've tried rebooting the server and still the same
result.

Also, when I try to apply SP4, it hangs when analyzing your system. I let
it run over night and still running with nothing in the progress bar. I
clicked cancel and it closed normally.

What I'm trying to do is demote this machine and reinstall the OS as it is
having many problems. I have moved AD to another server and made it a GC
server. Howver, when I take this machine down, I have users that cannot
connect to a member server that is running our ERP software. The get the
error: Logon server is unavailable.

What are the chances of me sucessfully deleting the containers, reinstalling
the OS, keeping the same machine name, make a DC and GC server and the
clients not being any wiser and still connect to the member server running
the ERP?

"Jimmy Andersson [MVP]" wrote:

> what's the source of the Event ID's? I did a search on www.eventid.net and
> got a couple of interesting answers. Take a look at that site, it might give
> you some ideas.
>
> Regards,
> /Jimmy
> --
> Jimmy Andersson, Q Advice AB
> Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
> ---------- www.qadvice.com ----------
>
>
> "thezack" <thezack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6316F199-A811-4557-A279-DB5612360FD6@microsoft.com...
> >I need to remove AD and when I attempt to run dcpromo I get the following
> > error:
> >
> > Active Directory Installation Failed
> > The operation failed because:
> > Failed to prepare for or remove the sysvol replication
> > "The file replication service cannot be stopped."
> >
> > Event ID's
> > 4011
> > 4015
> >
>
>
>
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