Re: unable to remove Active Directory using dcpromo on a Windows 2003 Server with sp1 installed



If both machines point to the same DNS Server then you could try doing the DCPROMO immediately after rebooting the remaining server to ensure that you have the best chance of getting connected (if something really is eating up RPC endpoints).

The more serious issue is if your remaining server really is running out of RPC Endpoints... You should look into that with the tools that are available from Microsoft.

How to troubleshoot RPC Endpoint Mapper errors
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839880

Its a long article but most of it just details possible symptoms, get down to the troubleshooting section and its pretty manageable.

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Mike Shepperd
Sunfire Solutions LLC
Seattle, WA

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"John" <john@xxxxxxx> wrote in message news:uIMFAmCFHHA.3976@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I seem to have a problem with Active Directory and tried to remove it using dcpromo and get the following error:

Active Directory could not transfer the remaining data in directory partition CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=abc,DC=com to domain conroller mail.abc.com

"There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper"

This setup consists of 2 Windows 2003 server both are domain controllers and both have SP1 installed. On mail.abc.com everything is running ok. From the problematic server I can ping the mail.abc.com server with the ip address and dns name.

Is there a way to remove the problematic server manually and run dcpromo to put it back in the active directory?

Thanks



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