adprep /domainprep

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Toni Uranjek, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. Toni Uranjek

    Toni Uranjek Guest

    Hi!

    I'm are trying to upgrade our domain from Windows 2000 to Windows 2003. We
    have single domain forest, with two domain controllers (no Exchange, domain
    is in Windows 2000 Native mode), first is holding all fsmo rolles. I ran
    "adprep /forestprep" on schema master without any problem. Changes were
    sucessfully replicated and then I tried to run "adprep /domainprep" on
    infrastructure master. I've ended up with this error in adprep.log

    ---------
    Adprep was about to call the following LDAP API. ldap_search_s(). The base
    entry to start the search is
    cn=446f24ea-cfd5-4c52-8346-96e170bcb912,cn=Operations,cn=DomainUpdates,cn=Sy
    stem,DC=domain,DC=local.

    LDAP API ldap_search_s() finished, return code is 0x20

    Adprep verified the state of operation
    cn=446f24ea-cfd5-4c52-8346-96e170bcb912,cn=Operations,cn=DomainUpdates,cn=Sy
    stem,DC=domain,DC=local.

    [Status/Consequence]
    The operation has not run or is not currently running. It will be run next.

    Adprep was unable to complete because the call back function (null) failed.

    [Status/Consequence]
    Error message: Windows cannot determine the local sysvol location. Upgrade
    of Domain Group Policy Objects failed. (The system cannot find the file
    specified. )
    ---------

    Specified object does not exist in
    domain.local\System\DomainUpdates\Operations. I found no errors with dcdiag
    or nediag. Everything works fine.

    I'm looking for an explanation of error "Windows cannot determine the local
    sysvol location. Upgrade of Domain Group Policy Objects failed. (The system
    cannot find the file specified. )" or for any information on how to continue
    with domain upgrade.

    TIA

    Toni Uranjek
     
    Toni Uranjek, Mar 1, 2004
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  2. Hello Toni,

    From the error it appears adprep /domainprep is not able to locate Sysvol on
    the Infrastructure Master.

    1. Verify Netlogon Service is started on the DC
    2. Verify Sysvol is shared out on this server by typing "Net Share" at the
    command line.
    3. Verify the Sysvol REG_SZ value is present under
    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon\Parameters and that the path
    to the Shared sysvol folder is correct. If this value is missing Add the
    REG_SZ value called Sysvol and enter the correct path, then stop and restart
    the Net Logon service. The default location is C:\winnt\sysvol\sysvol but
    yours may be at a different location.
     
    David Everett [MSFT], Mar 5, 2004
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