The transfer of the current Operations Master could not be performed.

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by David Lewis, Jul 20, 2004.

  1. David Lewis

    David Lewis Guest

    I am trying to follow these instructions
    Transfer the Schema Master Role
    Click Start, click Run, type mmc in the Open box, and then click OK.
    On the File, menu click Add/Remove Snap-in.
    Click Add.
    Click Active Directory Schema, click Add, click Close, and then click OK.
    In the console tree, right-click Active Directory Schema, and then click Change Domain Controller.
    Click Specify Name, type the name of the domain controller that will be the new role holder, and then click OK.
    In the console tree, right-click Active Directory Schema, and then click Operations Master.
    Click Change.
    Click OK to confirm that you want to transfer the role, and then click Close.

    I get the error
    The requested FSMO operation failed. The current FSMO holder could not be contacted. The transfer of the current
    Operations Master could not be performed.

    The original 2000 server is still up and running and is browseable.
     
    David Lewis, Jul 20, 2004
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  2. Hi David,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    Please make sure that you point all your DCs to the same internal DNS when
    you transfer the FSMO roles. You can also restart the NETLOGON service on
    all the DCs to register the relate records.

    Reference:

    HOW TO: View and Transfer FSMO Roles in Windows Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=324801

    Have a nice day!

    Regards,
    Bob Qin
    Product Support Services
    Microsoft Corporation

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jul 20, 2004
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  3. David Lewis

    David Lewis Guest

    thats what did it, thankx

    (Bob Qin [MSFT])
    |>all your DCs to the same internal DNS when
    |>you transfer the FSMO roles
     
    David Lewis, Jul 20, 2004
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  4. My pleasure!

    Regards,
    Bob Qin
    Product Support Services
    Microsoft Corporation

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jul 21, 2004
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