[windows2000] Re: Windows Server 2003 upgrade

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2006 15:02:37 +0200

Neil Bullock <> wrote on Tuesday, August 08, 2006 2:42 PM:

So the problem was that some services weren't started, or hadn't started
properly or had stopped after the upgrade?


> 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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