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Help Moving Domain

November 20, 2007 at 16:34:47
Specs: Mircosoft Windows Server, P42Gig/2Gig Mem

I am new to setting up and configuring servers so please bare with me.

We had a Mircosoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP2 domain controller running the following roles= File Server, Print Server, Remote Access/VPN Server, Domain Controller (Active Directory), DNS Sever, DHCP Server, WINS Server, and we decided to replace this system so we installed Mircosoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP2 on a new box and once I had Mircosoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP2 installed the very first thing I did was run dcpromo.exe on the the new server and it was added the the Domain Controllers list and appears to have copied all the Active Directory User & Computers to it.

After this I basically added each role to the new system and turned those roles of the old system as I did them. The one thing I did try to do also was run dcpromo.exe on the old server to demote it but it kept given me an error saying no other active directory domain controllers for that domain could be contacted. I figured as long as the new server was configure I could ignore this and just shut the old server down.

After shutting down the old server and having the new server up users logged onto their systems but don't have internet and cannot find other computers on the network. I must have not done something but I don't know where to look anymore.

I have since turn the old server on and have both domain controllers online to have all functions working until I can get this resolved.

I can tell you I have run nslookup on the server and get the following responce: Default Server: j2x.j2xdomain.j2x.ca
address 192.168.0.3

This is correct the new domain controller is j2x the domain is j2xdomain.j2x and the domain server ip is 192.168.0.3

If anyone could point me in the right direction or has anything I could look at to help them figureout what has happened would be greatly apprecciated.

Chris Sovari


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#1
November 20, 2007 at 16:50:04

turning on the server didn't dcpromo it back into the forest. Did you do that step and not mention it?

Exactly what roles did your transfer? All five?

No mention of the Global Catalog being engaged on the new server. That can be a problem.

You would have to manually move over and authorize dhcp server. No mention of that. If no dhcp server where are your workstations getting their ip from? Could explain why no interent access.

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#2
November 21, 2007 at 07:48:44

Thanks for your reply Wanderer.

Yes, both domain controllers are showing in the Active Directory User & Computers under Domain Controllers, I have transferred all five FSMO roles to the new domain.

I un-selected the old domain controller as the Global Catalog and selected the new domain controller to this.

I turned of DHCP on the old server and re-created the DHCP on the new domain controller.

There are two things that I can point out that seem to be issue but don't know if they are related to my issue.

1.) On the new domain controller if I go into Group Policy Management and click on Group Policy Objects-->Default Domain Controllers Policy & Default Domain Policy, I get the following error "The Network Path Was Not Found"

2.) When I run dcpromo.exe on the old server to demote it gives me an error saying no other active directory domain controllers for that domain could be contacted.


Chris Sovari


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#3
November 23, 2007 at 12:28:15

Have you configured DNS server on the new server?

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#4
November 23, 2007 at 13:37:52

Not yet,

Here is what I have done as of now.

1.) I transferred all 5 FSMO Roles back to the original domain controller.

2.) Turned DNS & DHCP back on the original domain controller.

3.) I did a fresh install on the new domain controller server.

4.) Ran dcpromo on the new domain controller.

5.) enabled Global Catalog on the new domain controller (reboot new domain).

6.) Looked at both Event Viewers on old and new domain.

7.) New domain was reporting issue getting SYSVOL due to NTFRS on the old domain.

8.) Had to repair NTFRS issue on old domain and now the NTFRS was successful in transferring SYSVOL data.

9.) Rebooted the new domain controller and event viewer is now good other then a warning about Disk Caching is enabled.

10.) Rebooted the old domain controller and event viewer has some new errors in the (SYSTEM) but I think they are a result of the reboot

1. Warning - Netlogon
2. Error - Print
3. Error - W32Time
4. Error - DHCPServer
5. Error - DHCPServer

I am going to clear the event viewer once more and go for lunch and if everything looks good when I get back I am going to continue to the next steps


1. Install DNS on the new server.
2. Set local IP of new domain controller as DNS Server
3. Move FSMO rules to the new Domain Controller.
4. Demote the original Domain Controller from using as "Global Catalog" and reboot the server.
5. Demote the original Domain Controller from using as "Domain Controller".
6. Migrate printer settings from the old server to the new one by using "Windows Print Migrator 3.1" tool.
7. Migrate File Server settings from the old server to the new one by using "Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit".
8. Move DHCP server on the Domain Controller and migrate the DHCP settings from the old server.


Chris Sovari


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