I am trying to migrate to SBS2008(new equipment not using odl equipment)
from SBS2003..however i am geting the :
"FATAL: DcPromo_JoinDomain: The server was not promoted to a domain
I only have one NIC on the source server, and the following solution fails:
On SBS 2003 machine:
-Domain Controller Security Policy
-User Rights Assignment
-Enable Computer and user accounts to be trusted for delegation
-Add domainname\Domain Admins
-Restart new installation.
when i go to sbs2003 and try to perform the above i get an error that says
"failed to open the group policy object. You may not have appropriate rights"
Details: The specified domain either does not exist or cannot be contacted".
I am unsure how to proceed with the migration, i am and a stand still right
From sbs2008, when i click finish after the error of the dcpromo_joindomain,
it takes me to the sbs2008 desktop.
Please help me go past this point...do i reinstall and attempt the migration
again?(tried 5 times already) or can i still migrate with the current state?
also, I ran the BPA on sbs2003, and everything went well there, however
after i ran the sourcetool and the answer file, sbs2003 exchange is not
starting all services...such as exchange server. I have to manually eneable
them from services.msc.
please help me out...
"Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]" wrote:
> (answered with same reply to your post in the SBS 2008 newsgroup)...
> Does the following apply to your situation?
> Top issues from the SBS partner newsgroups
> Problem Description 
> Migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008
> Following Migration white paper
> Used Answer file with basic information
> Getting error:
> FATAL: DcPromo_JoinDomain: The server was not promoted to a domain
> 10/07/2008 08:53:07 [INFO] Error - The Active Directory Domain Services
> Installation Wizard was unable to convert the computer account SBS2008$ to
> an Active Directory Domain Controller account. (5)
> 10/07/2008 08:53:07 [INFO] EVENTLOG (Error): NTDS General / Internal
> Processing : 1168 Internal error: An Active Directory Domain Services error
> has occurred.
> On SBS 2003 machine:
> -Domain Controller Security Policy
> -Local Policies
> -User Rights Assignment
> -Enable Computer and user accounts to be trusted for delegation
> -Add domainname\Domain Admins
> -gpupdate /force
> -Restart new installation.
> Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]
> "Nitram" <Nitram@newsgroup> wrote in message
> > Migrating from 03 to 08, ended with this failure : FATAL:
> > DcPromo_JoinDomain: The server was not promoted to a domain
> > controller. I have been checking around, there seems to be no other
> > error similar to mine. I only have one nic on source and destination
> > server. I do have connectivity with the internet so thats not the
> > problem either. This is from the last part of dcpromoui error
> > log:
> > Enter RegistryKey::Open
> > Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AdminDebug\dcpromoui
> > dcpromoui F00.F04 01AE 11:24:32.671 Enter RegistryKey::GetValue-DWORD
> > IssueTrackingFlag
> > dcpromoui F00.F04 01AF 11:24:32.671 HRESULT = 0x80070002
> > dcpromoui F00.F04 01B0 11:24:32.671 HRESULT = 0x80070035
> > dcpromoui F00.F04 01B1 11:24:32.671 Enter
> > AutoWNetConnection::CloseExistingConnection
> > dcpromoui F00.F04 01B2 11:24:32.671 HRESULT = 0x80070035
> > dcpromoui F00.F04 01B3 11:24:32.671 HRESULT = 0x80070035
> > dcpromoui F00.F04 01B4 11:24:32.671 HRESULT = 0x80070035
> > dcpromoui F00.F04 01B5 11:24:32.671 failed trying to read domains,
> > returned 0x80070035
> > dcpromoui F00.F04 01B6 11:24:32.671 Enter GetErrorMessage
> > 80070035
> > dcpromoui F00.F04 01B7 11:24:32.671 performed state 7, next state
> > 37
> > dcpromoui F00.F04 01B8 11:24:32.671 Enter
> > State::GetHadNonCriticalFailures
> > dcpromoui F00.F04 01B9 11:24:32.671 bHadNonCriticalFailures =
> > false
> > dcpromoui F00.F04 01BA 11:24:32.671 Enter
> > State::UnbindFromReplicationPartnetDC
> > dcpromoui F00.F04 01BB 11:24:32.671 Exit code is 26
> > dcpromoui F00.F04 01BC 11:24:32.671 The list of domains could not be
> > read from the forest.
> > dcpromoui F00.F04 01BD 11:24:32.671 closing log
> > dcpromoui F00.F04 0022 11:24:32.671 Exit code is 26
> > dcpromoui F00.F04 0023 11:24:32.671 closing log
> > Any help would be great, thank you in advance