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Problems with transfering PDC emulator role

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Anonymous
June 20, 2005 6:22:02 PM

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I just upgraded my domain from NT 4 and everything went very smooth, hovewer
i have one issue which i cannot figure out. We have 6 sites connected via
fast site to site links, each site has a BDC, the corporate hedquarters has 3
domain controlers from which two are 2003 DC and one is NT 4 BDC. When i did
upgrade of the domain i started with PDC at headquarters and then I added
another box as a DC. I did not upgraded BDC at remaining sites, i tested the
replication and everything seems to be OK. However upon attempting to
transfer PDC emulator role to second DC all my BDC in other sites fail to see
it it, and replication fails between 5 sites but the remaining BDC at
headquarters sees the secon DC as a PDC. I checked the wins and and the
secondary DC is listed in there and 5 BDC can ping the secondary DC by name
so connection is ther it is just weired that they can not see it as a PDC
after i transfer the role. If anybody can help me with this i would greatly
appreciate it, thanks in advance.
Anonymous
June 22, 2005 1:10:45 AM

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

Install the Support Tools ( from the WIN2000 Service Pack CD-Media or from
the Microsoft web site ) and run dcdiag /c /v as well as netdiag /v for
starters.

--
Cary W. Shultz
Roanoke, VA 24012
Microsoft Active Directory MVP

http://www.activedirectory-win2000.com
http://www.grouppolicy-win2000.com



"MZ" <MZ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:56DD245F-25A3-4122-AF72-23C3A2BA9CF8@microsoft.com...
>I just upgraded my domain from NT 4 and everything went very smooth,
>hovewer
> i have one issue which i cannot figure out. We have 6 sites connected via
> fast site to site links, each site has a BDC, the corporate hedquarters
> has 3
> domain controlers from which two are 2003 DC and one is NT 4 BDC. When i
> did
> upgrade of the domain i started with PDC at headquarters and then I added
> another box as a DC. I did not upgraded BDC at remaining sites, i tested
> the
> replication and everything seems to be OK. However upon attempting to
> transfer PDC emulator role to second DC all my BDC in other sites fail to
> see
> it it, and replication fails between 5 sites but the remaining BDC at
> headquarters sees the secon DC as a PDC. I checked the wins and and the
> secondary DC is listed in there and 5 BDC can ping the secondary DC by
> name
> so connection is ther it is just weired that they can not see it as a PDC
> after i transfer the role. If anybody can help me with this i would
> greatly
> appreciate it, thanks in advance.
Anonymous
June 22, 2005 6:05:04 PM

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

I did what you asked and I run both tests on my both 2003 DCs and they all
PASSED, not a single problem. I forgot to mention in my previous post that
initially after I transfer the PDC emulator role all BDCs are synching with
it and when you connect remotely to them and run server manager they will
show second DC as being primary but 10 minutes later they all report that
they cannot find domain controller for the domain with the exception of the
one that is in the same office as DCs.

"Cary Shultz [A.D. MVP]" wrote:

> Install the Support Tools ( from the WIN2000 Service Pack CD-Media or from
> the Microsoft web site ) and run dcdiag /c /v as well as netdiag /v for
> starters.
>
> --
> Cary W. Shultz
> Roanoke, VA 24012
> Microsoft Active Directory MVP
>
> http://www.activedirectory-win2000.com
> http://www.grouppolicy-win2000.com
>
>
>
> "MZ" <MZ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:56DD245F-25A3-4122-AF72-23C3A2BA9CF8@microsoft.com...
> >I just upgraded my domain from NT 4 and everything went very smooth,
> >hovewer
> > i have one issue which i cannot figure out. We have 6 sites connected via
> > fast site to site links, each site has a BDC, the corporate hedquarters
> > has 3
> > domain controlers from which two are 2003 DC and one is NT 4 BDC. When i
> > did
> > upgrade of the domain i started with PDC at headquarters and then I added
> > another box as a DC. I did not upgraded BDC at remaining sites, i tested
> > the
> > replication and everything seems to be OK. However upon attempting to
> > transfer PDC emulator role to second DC all my BDC in other sites fail to
> > see
> > it it, and replication fails between 5 sites but the remaining BDC at
> > headquarters sees the secon DC as a PDC. I checked the wins and and the
> > secondary DC is listed in there and 5 BDC can ping the secondary DC by
> > name
> > so connection is ther it is just weired that they can not see it as a PDC
> > after i transfer the role. If anybody can help me with this i would
> > greatly
> > appreciate it, thanks in advance.
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 27, 2005 10:15:04 AM

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

I found solution, I realized that my first DC had a SP1 installed but my
second one did not, so i decided to brought up another DC but this time I
installed SP1 so that it had the same SP level as my firs DC and then I was
able to transfer the role successfully. Thanks for all your help.

MZ

"MZ" wrote:

> I did what you asked and I run both tests on my both 2003 DCs and they all
> PASSED, not a single problem. I forgot to mention in my previous post that
> initially after I transfer the PDC emulator role all BDCs are synching with
> it and when you connect remotely to them and run server manager they will
> show second DC as being primary but 10 minutes later they all report that
> they cannot find domain controller for the domain with the exception of the
> one that is in the same office as DCs.
>
> "Cary Shultz [A.D. MVP]" wrote:
>
> > Install the Support Tools ( from the WIN2000 Service Pack CD-Media or from
> > the Microsoft web site ) and run dcdiag /c /v as well as netdiag /v for
> > starters.
> >
> > --
> > Cary W. Shultz
> > Roanoke, VA 24012
> > Microsoft Active Directory MVP
> >
> > http://www.activedirectory-win2000.com
> > http://www.grouppolicy-win2000.com
> >
> >
> >
> > "MZ" <MZ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:56DD245F-25A3-4122-AF72-23C3A2BA9CF8@microsoft.com...
> > >I just upgraded my domain from NT 4 and everything went very smooth,
> > >hovewer
> > > i have one issue which i cannot figure out. We have 6 sites connected via
> > > fast site to site links, each site has a BDC, the corporate hedquarters
> > > has 3
> > > domain controlers from which two are 2003 DC and one is NT 4 BDC. When i
> > > did
> > > upgrade of the domain i started with PDC at headquarters and then I added
> > > another box as a DC. I did not upgraded BDC at remaining sites, i tested
> > > the
> > > replication and everything seems to be OK. However upon attempting to
> > > transfer PDC emulator role to second DC all my BDC in other sites fail to
> > > see
> > > it it, and replication fails between 5 sites but the remaining BDC at
> > > headquarters sees the secon DC as a PDC. I checked the wins and and the
> > > secondary DC is listed in there and 5 BDC can ping the secondary DC by
> > > name
> > > so connection is ther it is just weired that they can not see it as a PDC
> > > after i transfer the role. If anybody can help me with this i would
> > > greatly
> > > appreciate it, thanks in advance.
> >
> >
> >
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