FMSO schema master role will not transfer

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Sher, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Sher

    Sher Guest

    HI all:
    I have:
    2000 DC and 2003 DC.
    I have transfered all the fsmo roles except the schema master role to the
    When I try to transfer the schema master role I get error that says the
    parameter is incorrect. I can connect to the 2000DC from the 2003DC and see
    all of the shared files. This is what I have tried so far:
    I registerd schmmgmt.dl sucessfully.
    I ran mmc then added active directory schema and then clicked change the
    domain controller. Clicked specify name and then clicked ok. I got the
    error message :
    the domain controller could not be set. The parameter is incorrect. When I
    clicked on the operations master and clicked change it showed the 2000 server
    as the schema master and showed the 2003dc as the one to transfer it to but
    when I clicked change I got error message that said
    the parameter is incorrect and that the transfer could not be done.
    Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong or why it says the parameter is
    incorrect? I typed in the full domain name. (the same way it showed up in
    the transfer box ).
    Thanks in advance for any help on this.
    Sher, Oct 29, 2009
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  2. Sher

    Sher Guest

    Never mind. I figured out what was wrong. I didn't know that you had to go
    to AD and choose connect to a domain controller. Once I did that then it
    Now I need to look a changing the function level.
    Thanks all
    Sher, Oct 29, 2009
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  3. Hello Sher,

    Fine that you got it. For the forest/domain functional level changes you
    have to make sure that depending on the level you like to choose no earlier
    OS DCs are allowed, for example 'Windows server 2003' will not allow any
    windows 2000 DC.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Oct 29, 2009
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