Win2000 Server demotion fails

By angelo ·

I have a W2K DC with Exchange 2000 installed on it. I recently built a W2K3 server, made it a DC and GC and transfered all FSMO roles to it. It is also acting as my DNS and DHCP server.

I would like to demote my W2K server but while its removing Active Directory it fails with the error "The remote procedure call failed" and tells me it will reboot.

I looked at the dcpromo.log but there isin't much info in there.

What could be going on? What is causing the error?

Thanks for all the help.

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A couple of things.

by bart777 In reply to Win2000 Server demotion f ...

Make sure that there are no problems with replication between the old and new server in AD.

Set the old server to use ONLY the new server as it's DNS server.

Verify that there are no firewalls getting in the way.

As a last resort you can do a Force Removal of AD from the server but you might end up in ADSIEdit cleaning up the mess later.

Keep us posted please.

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