Windows Server 2008 Thread, DCPromo Fails With Error: Failed To Examine The Active Directory Forest... in Technical; The full error message is:
Failed to examine the Active Directory forest. The error was: The operation cannot continue because ...
16th April 2012, 10:52 AM #1
DCPromo Fails With Error: Failed To Examine The Active Directory Forest...
The full error message is:
One of our domain controllers failed on Thursday. I couldn't DCPromo it to demote it as a domain controller or promote it. I decided to rebuild it. That didn't work. I rebuilt it with a new name. I am still getting the same error on the newly rebuilt server.
Failed to examine the Active Directory forest. The error was: The operation cannot continue because LDAP connect/bind operation failed: error: 1326 (Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.
I have Googled the error with little success. Has anyone solved this problem?
We have a parent-child domain based network. The server that is giving problems is in the parent domain.
Server OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise.
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16th April 2012, 10:55 AM #2
is the server atached to the domain as a client like a workstation before you try to dcpromo it ?
16th April 2012, 11:09 AM #3
Yes it is. I would have thought that DCPromo would not work at all if it [the server] were not on the domain.
Originally Posted by januttall
18th April 2012, 01:39 PM #4
Try to implement the solution given at:
RE: [ActiveDir] Weird thing with DCPROMO (SOLVED! - FEEDBACK FOR THOSE I
Hope it helps you.
Do update us again.
Thanks to piyushagrawal from:
18th April 2012, 01:57 PM #5
The server that failed in the parent domain, was it the FSMO role holder?
18th April 2012, 02:04 PM #6
Hi. We solved it. Can't go into too much detail here but the answer was unexpected [don't ask]
Thanks for the replies.
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