[windows2000] Re: Windows Server 2003 upgrade

  • From: Neil Bullock <n.bullock@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2006 13:42:13 +0100 (BST)

Hi,

Looks like the reboot worked :)  Can access ADSS, group policy and 
file shares from anywhere now.

Good ol' Microsoft :)

Neil

> -----Original Message-----
> From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Neil Bullock
> Sent: 08 August 2006 13:27
> To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [windows2000] Re: Windows Server 2003 upgrade
> 
> Hi,
> 
> OK, you seem to be on to something.  I can't even get into ADSS, it 
> says:
> 
> Naming information cannot be located because:
> The specified domain either does not exist or could not be 
contacted.
> 
> On the other domain controller, ADSS works fine and I can see the 
> problem DC's NTDS settings.  It also works on the problem DC if I 
> connect ADSS to the IP address of the server.
> 
> Also, I was wrong about the group policy processing errors - they 
> weren't fixed by SP1, but they were fixed by this:  http://support.
> microsoft.com/?id=839499
> 
> That involved restarting a lot of services, which may have left the 
> domain in a dodgy state (I don't think everything stopped or 
started 
> properly).  In fact, everything seems to be linked to that 
knowledge 
> base article.  Unfortunately, while it did cure the file sharing 
> problems, we still can't access event viewer/services remotely, and 
> aparrently can't access group policy at all on that problem DC. 
> 
> I'll reboot it and see what happens.
> 
> Neil.
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> > [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sorin Srbu
> > Sent: 08 August 2006 12:27
> > To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [windows2000] Re: Windows Server 2003 upgrade
> > 
> > Neil Bullock <> wrote on Tuesday, August 08, 2006 1:16 PM:
> > 
> > Are you sure the upgrade went fine? If you open up Active 
> > directory sites and
> > services (ADSS) and go to your site, can you see the NTDS 
> > settings, the 1ry DC
> > should have two entries and the 2ry DC sgould have one, 
> > pointing to the 1ry
> > IIRC.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > > Yep, they can ping each other fine.  All other network 
> > activity seems
> > > to be fine.  ISA is also installed on the problematic DC 
> > and I can use
> > > that fine.
> > >
> > > RPC services also seem fine.
> > >
> > > Neil
> > >
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >> [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
> > Sorin Srbu Sent: 08
> > >> August 2006 12:00 To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >> Subject: [windows2000] Re: Windows Server 2003 upgrade
> > >>
> > >> Neil Bullock <> wrote on Tuesday, August 08, 2006 12:34 PM:
> > >>
> > >> Are the DCs talking to each other? Can you ping them?
> > >>
> > >>> Hi,
> > >>>
> > >>> Yesterday, I upgraded our first domain controller to 2003 
> > from 2000.
> > >>> Went fine.  Excellent.  I was surprised, as it holds all 
> > the main FSMO
> > >>> roles and stuff.  Pleased by this success, I went on to 
> > upgrade another
> > >>> 2000 DC (a domain controller in another domain) to 2003.
> > >>>
> > >>> Copied files fine, rebooted, then blue screened.  I went into 
> the
> > >>> recovery console, and stopped some services and drivers, 
> > and got it to
> > >>> boot, and it completed the installation.
> > >>>
> > >>> Today, I find that people logging on to that domain are 
randomly
> > >>> unable to access shares.  Netlogon doesn't work for most 
> > people, so no
> > >>> logon scripts run.  No other shares work unless you map a 
> > drive, and
> > >>> most of the time that asks for a user/password and 
> > rejects whatever you
> > >>> enter.
> > >>>
> > >>> Also, I can't access event viewer remotely, or services 
manager.
> > >>>
> > >>> Unable to find anything relevant in the event log (there 
> > are a lot of
> > >>> errors relating to the processing of group policy, but 
> > that seems to have
> > >>> been fixed by SP1).
> > >>>
> > >>> So, any ideas where to start on this?  I'm fresh out.
> > >>>
> > >>> Neil

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