Need to start from scratch..?

Need to start from scratch..?

Post by Brad Berso » Thu, 22 Apr 2004 23:57:17

n Wed, 21 Apr 2004 19:08:31 +1200, Enkidu < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

I already considered the idea of putting in a temporary server but I
can't even get machines to join the domain, much less become a domain
controller! The output from DCDIAG is not promising...

Starting test: Connectivity
*** Warning: could not confirm the identity of this server in
the directory versus the names returned by DNS servers.
If there are problems accessing this directory server then
you may need to check that this server is correctly registered
with DNS

Starting test: FsmoCheck
Warning: DcGetDcName(PDC_REQUIRED) call failed, error 1355
A Primary Domain Controller could not be located.
The server holding the PDC role is down.
......................... failed test FsmoCheck

There are also failures to register the RR in DNS, and MS's tech notes
that apply to that symptom are not relevant. And I'm getting Event
1202s every five minutes, "Security policies are propagated with
warning. 0x4b8 : An extended error has occurred." And once again,
MS's tech note (re Power Users) is not applicable.

As a last resort I'm going to take a stab at rebuilding the domain
database (in SYSVOL?) to see if that brings the domain back to life,
but the fact that MetaEdit's "check" function turned up so many
inconsistencies in the metabase, and the fact that NTFRS also needed
to be reset (was getting "The File Replication Service has detected
that the replica set "DOMAIN SYSTEM VOLUME (SYSVOL SHARE)" is in
JRNL_WRAP_ERROR"), makes me doubt it's worth the effort to invest much
more time in cleaning up the mess on this box.


Need to start from scratch..?

Post by Enkid » Fri, 23 Apr 2004 16:24:27

n Wed, 21 Apr 2004 10:57:17 -0400, Brad Berson < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote:

I think you are right. A rebuild from scratch looks to be the best
course. How did it ever get in such a mess? (Rhetorical question)