DCPROMO Target account name incorrect

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We have a windows 2003 primary domain controller and a windows 2000 secondary
domain controller. The windows 2000 secondary domain has been offline for a
few weeks. When brought back online we attempted to run dcpromo to demote
server to a member server. We are using a domain admin account but receive
the following error message: Logon Failure: The target account name is
incorrect". The following is from the dcpromo.log file.
08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Request for demotion of domain controller
08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] DnsDomainName (NULL)
08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] ServerRole 1
08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Account (NULL) Options 128
08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] LastDcInDomain FALSE
08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Start the worker task
08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Request for demotion returning 0
08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Reading domain policy from the local machine
08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Searching for a domain controller for the domain
genmetal.com
08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Searching for a domain controller for the domain
genmetal.com that contains the account GMFSAG$
08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Located domain controller GMF-DC1.genmetal.com for
domain genmetal.com
08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Support Dc in genmetal.com is GMF-DC1.genmetal.com
08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Located domain controller GMF-DC1.genmetal.com for
domain genmetal.com
08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Error - Managing the network session with
GMF-DC1.genmetal.com failed
(1396)
08/01 08:57:29 [ERROR] Failed to establish the session with
GMF-DC1.genmetal.com: 0x574
08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] The attempted domain controller operation has completed
08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] DsRolepSetOperationDone returned 0

Do we have to manually remove the DC because it hasn't replicated in over 4
weeks? If so how do we do that?

Thank You.
Ray.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

    try dcpromo /forceremoval

    "rbaker" <rbaker@discussions.microsoft.com> escreveu na mensagem
    news:D24EA877-A6DD-4B16-B651-8558935F41B0@microsoft.com...
    > We have a windows 2003 primary domain controller and a windows 2000
    > secondary
    > domain controller. The windows 2000 secondary domain has been offline for
    > a
    > few weeks. When brought back online we attempted to run dcpromo to demote
    > server to a member server. We are using a domain admin account but
    > receive
    > the following error message: Logon Failure: The target account name is
    > incorrect". The following is from the dcpromo.log file.
    > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Request for demotion of domain controller
    > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] DnsDomainName (NULL)
    > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] ServerRole 1
    > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Account (NULL) Options 128
    > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] LastDcInDomain FALSE
    > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Start the worker task
    > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Request for demotion returning 0
    > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Reading domain policy from the local machine
    > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Searching for a domain controller for the domain
    > genmetal.com
    > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Searching for a domain controller for the domain
    > genmetal.com that contains the account GMFSAG$
    > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Located domain controller GMF-DC1.genmetal.com for
    > domain genmetal.com
    > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Support Dc in genmetal.com is GMF-DC1.genmetal.com
    > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Located domain controller GMF-DC1.genmetal.com for
    > domain genmetal.com
    > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Error - Managing the network session with
    > GMF-DC1.genmetal.com failed
    > (1396)
    > 08/01 08:57:29 [ERROR] Failed to establish the session with
    > GMF-DC1.genmetal.com: 0x574
    > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] The attempted domain controller operation has
    > completed
    > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] DsRolepSetOperationDone returned 0
    >
    > Do we have to manually remove the DC because it hasn't replicated in over
    > 4
    > weeks? If so how do we do that?
    >
    > Thank You.
    > Ray.
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

    Actually I had tried that as well previously and was still getting the same
    message. I went and reinstalled sp4, and re-ran dcpromo /forceremoval and it
    worked.

    Thanks.

    "Marco Aurélio" wrote:

    > try dcpromo /forceremoval
    >
    > "rbaker" <rbaker@discussions.microsoft.com> escreveu na mensagem
    > news:D24EA877-A6DD-4B16-B651-8558935F41B0@microsoft.com...
    > > We have a windows 2003 primary domain controller and a windows 2000
    > > secondary
    > > domain controller. The windows 2000 secondary domain has been offline for
    > > a
    > > few weeks. When brought back online we attempted to run dcpromo to demote
    > > server to a member server. We are using a domain admin account but
    > > receive
    > > the following error message: Logon Failure: The target account name is
    > > incorrect". The following is from the dcpromo.log file.
    > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Request for demotion of domain controller
    > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] DnsDomainName (NULL)
    > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] ServerRole 1
    > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Account (NULL) Options 128
    > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] LastDcInDomain FALSE
    > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Start the worker task
    > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Request for demotion returning 0
    > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Reading domain policy from the local machine
    > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Searching for a domain controller for the domain
    > > genmetal.com
    > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Searching for a domain controller for the domain
    > > genmetal.com that contains the account GMFSAG$
    > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Located domain controller GMF-DC1.genmetal.com for
    > > domain genmetal.com
    > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Support Dc in genmetal.com is GMF-DC1.genmetal.com
    > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Located domain controller GMF-DC1.genmetal.com for
    > > domain genmetal.com
    > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Error - Managing the network session with
    > > GMF-DC1.genmetal.com failed
    > > (1396)
    > > 08/01 08:57:29 [ERROR] Failed to establish the session with
    > > GMF-DC1.genmetal.com: 0x574
    > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] The attempted domain controller operation has
    > > completed
    > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] DsRolepSetOperationDone returned 0
    > >
    > > Do we have to manually remove the DC because it hasn't replicated in over
    > > 4
    > > weeks? If so how do we do that?
    > >
    > > Thank You.
    > > Ray.
    > >
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.active_directory (More info?)

    You will have to go back now and clean up your metadata.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;216498


    --

    Paul Bergson MCT, MCSE, MCSA, CNE, CNA, CCA

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.


    "rbaker" <rbaker@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:443D58B1-9EB3-43F6-9C4B-ABE44739A1E8@microsoft.com...
    > Actually I had tried that as well previously and was still getting the
    same
    > message. I went and reinstalled sp4, and re-ran dcpromo /forceremoval and
    it
    > worked.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > "Marco Aurélio" wrote:
    >
    > > try dcpromo /forceremoval
    > >
    > > "rbaker" <rbaker@discussions.microsoft.com> escreveu na mensagem
    > > news:D24EA877-A6DD-4B16-B651-8558935F41B0@microsoft.com...
    > > > We have a windows 2003 primary domain controller and a windows 2000
    > > > secondary
    > > > domain controller. The windows 2000 secondary domain has been offline
    for
    > > > a
    > > > few weeks. When brought back online we attempted to run dcpromo to
    demote
    > > > server to a member server. We are using a domain admin account but
    > > > receive
    > > > the following error message: Logon Failure: The target account name is
    > > > incorrect". The following is from the dcpromo.log file.
    > > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Request for demotion of domain controller
    > > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] DnsDomainName (NULL)
    > > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] ServerRole 1
    > > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Account (NULL) Options 128
    > > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] LastDcInDomain FALSE
    > > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Start the worker task
    > > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Request for demotion returning 0
    > > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Reading domain policy from the local machine
    > > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Searching for a domain controller for the domain
    > > > genmetal.com
    > > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Searching for a domain controller for the domain
    > > > genmetal.com that contains the account GMFSAG$
    > > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Located domain controller GMF-DC1.genmetal.com
    for
    > > > domain genmetal.com
    > > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Support Dc in genmetal.com is
    GMF-DC1.genmetal.com
    > > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Located domain controller GMF-DC1.genmetal.com
    for
    > > > domain genmetal.com
    > > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] Error - Managing the network session with
    > > > GMF-DC1.genmetal.com failed
    > > > (1396)
    > > > 08/01 08:57:29 [ERROR] Failed to establish the session with
    > > > GMF-DC1.genmetal.com: 0x574
    > > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] The attempted domain controller operation has
    > > > completed
    > > > 08/01 08:57:29 [INFO] DsRolepSetOperationDone returned 0
    > > >
    > > > Do we have to manually remove the DC because it hasn't replicated in
    over
    > > > 4
    > > > weeks? If so how do we do that?
    > > >
    > > > Thank You.
    > > > Ray.
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
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