Saturday, November 24, 2012 12:18 PM
Hello guys, I’m currently enrolled in an Active Directory class, as well as a Network Infrastructure class both of which use Active Directory on Windows Server 2008. I’ve used VMWare at home to setup two servers per class. Anyways to the question, I’m working on an assignment trying to catch up. The first step in the assignment is to raise the functional level of Server 1 Domain and Forest to Windows Server 2008. Which seems easy enough, I can raise the Domain Level to 2008 but when I try to raise the Forest’s Functional Level to 2008 I get this message.
“The Functional Level could not be raised. “The error is: The FSMO role ownership could not be verified because its directory partition has not replication successfully with at least one replication partner.” Aside from literally just running DCPromo I haven’t done anything in regards to replication that wasn't done during DCPromo itself. When I go into Active Directory Domains and Trusts I see my domain we’ll say JohnDoe.local I’m able to expand that and I see my child domain Child.JohnDoe.Local. I’m a little confused as to what may be causing this issue I tried searching through past articles on Google and I wasn’t able to come up with anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
**We're just ungrading it to Server 2008, not 2008 R2
Edit** I tried running the command to sync the domain controller unfortunately it hasn't helped.
- Edited by Derbarbarian Saturday, November 24, 2012 12:26 PM
Saturday, November 24, 2012 12:52 PM
Run dcdiag and repadmin to find out what's going wrong.
See this article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755349(v=ws.10).aspx
Saturday, November 24, 2012 2:51 PMThank you! I just ran dcdiag and it seemed to do the trick! I haven't used the repadmin command before, I'll definitely go through that once I'm finished with this assignment. Thanks again!
Saturday, November 24, 2012 7:32 PMNo probs, good luck with the class