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I have 2 DCs running on VM. They are setup for practice purpose, 70-640 Self-paced Chapter 10 Lesson 3: Configuring DFS Replication of SYSVOL.

Server01 is running 2008, Windows Server 2003 forest and domain functional levels, GC and DNS

Server02 is running 2008, as an additional DC in the same domain as SERVER01, Neither GC nor DNS.

Infrastructure master was transferred to SERVER02.

When i raise domain functional level to 2008 on SERVER01, i received an error:

The functional level could not be raised. The error is: The directory service is busy

However, SYSVOL replication is successfull, file in the SERVER01 SystemRoot\sysvol\Domain\scripts is replicated to SERVER02.

C:\Users\Administrator>repadmin /showrepl

Repadmin: running command /showrepl against full DC localhost
DSA Options: IS_GC
Site Options: (none)
DSA object GUID: 4f9a6d9b-0763-4cb6-912e-5eb69f978ab0
DSA invocationID: 4f9a6d9b-0763-4cb6-912e-5eb69f978ab0

==== INBOUND NEIGHBORS ======================================

    Default-First-Site-Name\SERVER02 via RPC
        DSA object GUID: 08c888de-967f-4db6-b8a6-208c30cb74dd
        Last attempt @ 2010-08-03 20:01:04 was successful.

    Default-First-Site-Name\SERVER02 via RPC
        DSA object GUID: 08c888de-967f-4db6-b8a6-208c30cb74dd
        Last attempt @ 2010-08-03 19:52:45 was successful.

    Default-First-Site-Name\SERVER02 via RPC
        DSA object GUID: 08c888de-967f-4db6-b8a6-208c30cb74dd
        Last attempt @ 2010-08-03 19:52:45 was successful.

Please help.


4 Answers Found


Answer 1

I think that is more a technical question than a certification question. So maybe you try to ask in a technet forum about Active Directory for a solution?

(And sorry, I cannot help you. I am not an AD expert. I am a software developer so I cannot give you any better help on this.)

With kind regards,



Answer 2

ok, thanks

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A1.Test.com: Windows 2000 advanced server SP4 Domain controller and holds all the FSMO roles and other services running on this server.
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A2.Test.com: Windows 2003 Enterprise R2 SP2 (DC)
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A3.Test.com: Windows 2003 Enterprise SP2 (DC)


Site2 has only one domain controller

A4.Test.com: Windows 2000 advance server SP4 (DC). Other services given below
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I have gone through quite a few documents and Microsoft documents and I would like someone to help me who has done it before.

1Q: Can I do in place upgrade on A1.Test.com from windows 2000 to Windows 2003 SP2

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