Migration W2k -> 2k3 (MS KB325379)

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Wayne Gore, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. Wayne Gore

    Wayne Gore Guest

    Hi

    I'm currently working out a migration plan for our W2k network to 2k3 by
    using the information in MS KB325379.

    As I was following the procedure I found 2 unclear issues.

    First, when running the GPOTool to determine whether there are
    inconsistencies in policies across a domain I receive some errors. Where can
    I find what these error codes means and what measures to take?
    For example:

    - for some GPOs on some servers I get the error message that SYSVOL is
    inconsistent. The "Details" part is empty.

    - another one says "Error 53" and then the "Details" part is empty.

    - there is one entry which says "ADsGetObject" ... "failed with 0x8007203a"

    Secondly after moving the PDC emulator FSMO role in my testnetwork I
    received an error message regarding W32Time (see below). Am I correct if I
    claim that we in addition to the steps mentioned by Microsoft also need to
    reconfigure the PDC emulator time source?

    Here is the eventlog message:

    Time Provider NtpClient: This machine is configured to use the domain
    hierarchy to determine its time source, but it is the PDC emulator for the
    domain at the root of the forest, so there is no machine above it in the
    domain hierarchy to use as a time source. It is recommended that you either
    configure a reliable time service in the root domain, or manually configure
    the PDC to synchronize with an external time source. Otherwise, this machine
    will function as the authoritative time source in the domain hierarchy. If
    an external time source is not configured or used for this computer, you may
    choose to disable the NtpClient.

    Regards
    Wayne
     
    Wayne Gore, Mar 30, 2005
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  2. Wayne Gore

    Jason Tan Guest

    Hi Wayne,

    Thanks for posting!

    Based on the description, I have searched some information for your
    reference:

    ----- For some GPOs on some servers I get the error message that SYSVOL is
    inconsistent. The "Details" part is empty.

    FRS: Using the BurFlags Registry Key to Reinitialize File Replication
    Service Replica Sets
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;290762

    - Another one says "Error 53" and then the "Details" part is empty.

    - There is one entry which says "ADsGetObject" ... "failed with 0x8007203a"

    TCP/IP Troubleshooting
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/2000/server/reskit/
    en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/windows/2000/server/reskit/en
    -us/cnet/cnbd_trb_ettg.asp

    257338 Troubleshooting Missing SYSVOL and NETLOGON Shares on Windows 2000
    Domain Controllers
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;257338

    -----Here is the eventlog message:

    Time Provider NtpClient: This machine is configured to use the domain
    hierarchy to determine its time source, but it is the PDC emulator for the
    domain at the root of the forest, so there is no machine above it in the
    domain hierarchy to use as a time source. It is recommended that you
    either configure a reliable time service in the root domain, or manually
    configure the PDC to synchronize with an external time source. Otherwise,
    this machine will function as the authoritative time source in the domain
    hierarchy. If an external time source is not configured or used for this
    computer, you may choose to disable the NtpClient.

    Actually, you may ignore this message. For more detailed information,
    please refer to the following article:

    How to configure an authoritative time server in Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;216734

    I hope my information helps. If there is anything that is unclear, please
    feel free to let me know.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Jason Tan

    Microsoft Online Partner Support
    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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  3. Wayne Gore

    Wayne Gore Guest

    Hi Jason

    Thanks for you input.
    Very informative.

    Cheers
    Wayne
     
    Wayne Gore, Mar 30, 2005
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