Saturday, December 29, 2012 4:50 AM
I was in the process of migrating my windows 2003 r2 server to a 2008 r2 server. I was following technet steps for the server migration. However the issue I have run into is rather weird. It seemsd to be 2 part and related.
First I changed the name of the server before transfering the FSMO roles, now that I am trying to transfer them, when I try to transfer the active directory operation master it still references the 2003 server name. so i can not transfer the roles.
Secondly when I try to change the server name back or try to rename the 2008 server with the same name i get an error;
The following error occurred validating the name "examplename".
You were not connected because a duplicate name exists on the network.
now when I go to see my network somehow a shared drive on the 2003 server has held that name for just 3 folders inside it. I can't seem to see 2 of the folders on the host machine only on a remote machine.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 12:33 PM
How you rename your DCs? Please provide the detail steps.
You cant directly rename the DCs like the member server.
Best regards Biswajit Biswas Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights. MCP 2003,MCSA 2003, MCSA:M 2003, CCNA, MCTS, Enterprise Admin