FsmoCheck

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Bob Hess, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. Bob Hess

    Bob Hess Guest

    I have three dc's in my 2k3 domain. When I run dcdiag I
    get the following error message from two of the three:

    Running enterprise tests on : tif_mis01.com
    Starting test: Intersite
    ......................... tif_mis01.com passed
    test Intersite
    Starting test: FsmoCheck
    Warning: DcGetDcName(PDC_REQUIRED) call failed,
    error 1355
    A Primary Domain Controller could not be located.
    The server holding the PDC role is down.
    ......................... tif_mis01.com failed
    test FsmoCheck

    However, if I user the dsquery command from one of the
    servers reporting the dcdiag error I get:

    C:\dsquery server -hasfsmo pdc
    "CN=WINSRV,CN=Servers,CN=Default-First-Site-
    Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=tif_mis01,DC=com"

    Where "WINSRV" is the correct server having the PDC
    emulation role.

    How can I correct the DCDiag error?

    Thanks,
    Bob Hess
     
    Bob Hess, Sep 23, 2004
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  2. Bob Hess

    Guest Guest

    Open a command prompt on the DC in question and type net
    share from the C: prompt. If you do not see IPC$ or
    ADMIN$ as default shares you'll have to add them by
    typing net share IPC$ <enter> and net share ADMIN$
    <enter>. Run dcdiag again.

    Alan Williamson
    MCSE,MCP+Internet

    >-----Original Message-----
    >I have three dc's in my 2k3 domain. When I run dcdiag I
    >get the following error message from two of the three:
    >
    >Running enterprise tests on : tif_mis01.com
    > Starting test: Intersite
    > ......................... tif_mis01.com passed
    >test Intersite
    > Starting test: FsmoCheck
    > Warning: DcGetDcName(PDC_REQUIRED) call failed,
    >error 1355
    > A Primary Domain Controller could not be

    located.
    > The server holding the PDC role is down.
    > ......................... tif_mis01.com failed
    >test FsmoCheck
    >
    >However, if I user the dsquery command from one of the
    >servers reporting the dcdiag error I get:
    >
    >C:\dsquery server -hasfsmo pdc
    >"CN=WINSRV,CN=Servers,CN=Default-First-Site-
    >Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=tif_mis01,DC=com"
    >
    >Where "WINSRV" is the correct server having the PDC
    >emulation role.
    >
    >How can I correct the DCDiag error?
    >
    >Thanks,
    >Bob Hess
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >.
    >
     
    Guest, Sep 23, 2004
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  3. Bob Hess

    Guest Guest

    Alan,
    Thank you for your response.

    Both the IPC$(Remote IPC) and ADMIN$(Remote Admin) are
    present.

    Bob

    >-----Original Message-----
    >Open a command prompt on the DC in question and type net
    >share from the C: prompt. If you do not see IPC$ or
    >ADMIN$ as default shares you'll have to add them by
    >typing net share IPC$ <enter> and net share ADMIN$
    ><enter>. Run dcdiag again.
    >
    >Alan Williamson
    >MCSE,MCP+Internet
    >
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>I have three dc's in my 2k3 domain. When I run dcdiag

    I
    >>get the following error message from two of the three:
    >>
    >>Running enterprise tests on : tif_mis01.com
    >> Starting test: Intersite
    >> ......................... tif_mis01.com passed
    >>test Intersite
    >> Starting test: FsmoCheck
    >> Warning: DcGetDcName(PDC_REQUIRED) call

    failed,
    >>error 1355
    >> A Primary Domain Controller could not be

    >located.
    >> The server holding the PDC role is down.
    >> ......................... tif_mis01.com failed
    >>test FsmoCheck
    >>
    >>However, if I user the dsquery command from one of the
    >>servers reporting the dcdiag error I get:
    >>
    >>C:\dsquery server -hasfsmo pdc
    >>"CN=WINSRV,CN=Servers,CN=Default-First-Site-
    >>Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=tif_mis01,DC=com"
    >>
    >>Where "WINSRV" is the correct server having the PDC
    >>emulation role.
    >>
    >>How can I correct the DCDiag error?
    >>
    >>Thanks,
    >>Bob Hess
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>.
    >>

    >.
    >
     
    Guest, Sep 24, 2004
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  4. Bob Hess

    ptwilliams Guest

    What happens when you run the following:

    C:\>nltest /dsgetdc:domainName.com
    C:\>nltest /dsgetsite

    If these don't come back OK, I'd say we're looking at DNS problems - SRV
    records are probably missing.

    I don't know how the dsquery command works, but FSMO role holders are stored
    in specific AD attributes, and thus all DCs should know of them.

    The nltest command come with the support tools.

    Have you tried pointing this server at a different DNS server? Or have you
    rebooted or restarted netlogon?

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    I have three dc's in my 2k3 domain. When I run dcdiag I
    get the following error message from two of the three:

    Running enterprise tests on : tif_mis01.com
    Starting test: Intersite
    ......................... tif_mis01.com passed
    test Intersite
    Starting test: FsmoCheck
    Warning: DcGetDcName(PDC_REQUIRED) call failed,
    error 1355
    A Primary Domain Controller could not be located.
    The server holding the PDC role is down.
    ......................... tif_mis01.com failed
    test FsmoCheck

    However, if I user the dsquery command from one of the
    servers reporting the dcdiag error I get:

    C:\dsquery server -hasfsmo pdc
    "CN=WINSRV,CN=Servers,CN=Default-First-Site-
    Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=tif_mis01,DC=com"

    Where "WINSRV" is the correct server having the PDC
    emulation role.

    How can I correct the DCDiag error?

    Thanks,
    Bob Hess
     
    ptwilliams, Sep 25, 2004
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