Migrate from Server 2003 Std to SBS 2003 Std

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by SummitComp, May 6, 2007.

  1. SummitComp

    SummitComp Guest

    Hoping someone can help with a migration I'm working on...

    Note #1:
    I have not done an adprep /domainprep or adprep /forestprep

    Unfortunately the domain name is not fully qualified.... i.e.
    <domain_name>.<domain_name>. It's simply <domain_name>. Because of this I get
    error 6702 which according to all my research says I should ignore it.

    Using http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;884453
    I've added a new SBS 2003 Std DC (srv02) to an existing Server 2003 Std
    Domain (srv01) however even though the SBS2003 DC is the Global Catalog I
    can't (dcpromo) demote srv01 to a member server from a DC. The error I get
    from dcpromo indicates that a suitable DC for the domain doesn't exist. I can
    see both DC's from both srv01 & srv02 and have added / removed users &
    computers to prove replication is working. Another anomolie I noted on the
    new DC, srv02, is when I attempt to change a Security Group I get an error
    indication the Global Catalog can't be located even though srv02 is set as
    the Global Client.

    I also get the following errors from srv02 Event Log:

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: NTDS General
    Event Category: Global Catalog
    Event ID: 1126
    Date: 5/5/2007
    Time: 6:25:30 PM
    Computer: SRV01
    Active Directory was unable to establish a connection with the global

    Additional Data
    Error value:
    1355 The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
    Internal ID:

    User Action:
    Make sure a global catalog is available in the forest, and is reachable from
    this domain controller. You may use the nltest utility to diagnose this

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at
    SummitComp, May 6, 2007
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  2. SummitComp

    SummitComp Guest

    Note that in the previous post I referred to the server Server2000 as srv01
    and the new server as srv02 for what I thought was simplicity however the
    Event logs threw a monkey wrench into that theory...

    Server2000 (srv01) : Server 2003 Std, original and only DC for "Michie"
    srv01 (srv02) : SBS 2003 Std, new DC

    Another error I see from the Event Log File Rep Service is as follows:

    Event Type: Warning
    Event Source: NtFrs
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 13508
    Date: 5/5/2007
    Time: 5:12:47 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: SRV01
    The File Replication Service is having trouble enabling replication from
    \\server2000.MICHIE to SRV01 for c:\windows\sysvol\domain using the DNS name
    \\server2000.MICHIE. FRS will keep retrying.
    Following are some of the reasons you would see this warning.

    [1] FRS can not correctly resolve the DNS name \\server2000.MICHIE from
    this computer.
    [2] FRS is not running on \\server2000.MICHIE.
    [3] The topology information in the Active Directory for this replica has
    not yet replicated to all the Domain Controllers.

    This event log message will appear once per connection, After the problem
    is fixed you will see another event log message indicating that the
    connection has been established.

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    SummitComp, May 6, 2007
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  3. You won't get Replication unless you turn off the Firewall on the SBS server
    before you replicate and transfer FSMO roles.

    You may want to look at SBSMigration.com for an easier way.

    Frank McCallister SBS MVP
    MCP Microsoft Small Business Specialist

    Frank McCallister SBS MVP, May 6, 2007
  4. SummitComp

    SummitComp Guest

    Thanks for your reply Frank,

    The firewall is turned off on the target machine and everything is migrated
    with the exception of SYSVOL.


    SummitComp, May 7, 2007
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