BDC and NetLogon serviceLocked
Monday: PDC would not boot, forced to reinstall.
Promoted BDC(which I will call the server) across the WAN to PDC so we could make the reinstall a BDC so we could promote/demote after reintsall.
Made reinstall BDC and promoted to PDC.
Cannot demote the other server.
The server that was a BDC,promoted to a PDC, and according to the event log (5512) needs to be demoted does not show up.
DOMMON.exe shows the server that was a BDC, promoted etc. as a PDC( at least the icon is the same for the current PDC and the other server).
I was thinking that the netlogon service was not running on the server that was promoted due to the fact that two PDC’s were active at one point in time until the DOMMON utility showed the server as active and the communications successful.
This server does not show up in the network neighborhood but can be gotten to via the UNC.
I haven’t been able to check the event log of the server (old BDC)
I have also tried to reset using nltest /server:domain /sc_reset:domain but it does not work.