Setting security on server files failed with 1208

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  1. Nige999

    Nige999 Guest

    Hi all,

    I currently have a Windows 2003 Member Server which I want
    to promote to a DC. Since this server is over the WAN I
    am running dcpromo /adv and pointing the wizard to the
    restored System State on the local hard drive.

    Dcpromo appears to go through OK - it finishes, says it's
    now a DC, even adds the server to the correct site -
    however, it does say it reported errors and I should check
    the log.

    After checking dcpromo.log the only [ERROR] message that
    appears is right at the end and it says:

    [ERROR] Setting security on server files failed with 1208.

    What I would usually do after I'd run dcpromo is to
    install DNS but this fails with "cannot copy file
    dnsperf.h" - tried various locations and CD's but still
    get the same error.

    This MUST be tied to the dcpromo failure but I'm all out
    of ideas? Can anyone help?

    Thanks.

    Nige999.
     
    Nige999, Aug 17, 2004
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  2. Hello,

    Thank you for your post.

    May I know how you performed the DCPROMO process with the Install from
    Media (IFM) feature? Is the member server a clearly installed Windows
    Server 2003 system?

    I would like to suggest that we perform the DCPROMO operations on a cleanly
    installed system (where no additional applications are installed) according
    to the following KB article:

    311078 How to use the Install from Media feature to promote Windows Server
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=311078

    Please check if the error still persists. If so, please recreate the backup
    from another existing domain controller to see if the system state backup
    is damaged.

    I hope this helps. Thanks!

    Regards,
    Joe Wu
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    |Hi all,
    |
    |I currently have a Windows 2003 Member Server which I want
    |to promote to a DC. Since this server is over the WAN I
    |am running dcpromo /adv and pointing the wizard to the
    |restored System State on the local hard drive.
    |
    |Dcpromo appears to go through OK - it finishes, says it's
    |now a DC, even adds the server to the correct site -
    |however, it does say it reported errors and I should check
    |the log.
    |
    |After checking dcpromo.log the only [ERROR] message that
    |appears is right at the end and it says:
    |
    |[ERROR] Setting security on server files failed with 1208.
    |
    |What I would usually do after I'd run dcpromo is to
    |install DNS but this fails with "cannot copy file
    |dnsperf.h" - tried various locations and CD's but still
    |get the same error.
    |
    |This MUST be tied to the dcpromo failure but I'm all out
    |of ideas? Can anyone help?
    |
    |Thanks.
    |
    |Nige999.
    |
     
    Joe Wu [MSFT], Aug 18, 2004
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