Can't Find PDC, not located

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Subject: Can't Find PDC, not located
Posted by:  Dave Mackler (dmackl…@mds.acsol.net)
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007

Servers are all Server2003, SP1.  PDC had a hard crash.  Could not recover,
had a second DC with DNS (AD Integrated) running in the same site so I
seized all the FSMO roles successfully.

Deleted the original PDC from the network successfully.  Ran dcdiag /fix,
netdiag /fix, repadmin /kcc on all DC's.  Cleaned up Sites and Services,
deleted all site links and waited for the kcc to re-establish.  Reset static
TCP/IP properties is necessary.  Reset DNS to delete the dead PDC from the
name servers list.

Now running dcdiag on the new PDC runs with no errors.  Running repadmin
/showreps shows successful replication.

However.  running dcdiag on the DC's in the other three sites passes all
tests except FSMOCheck.  The error returned is:

Warning: DcGetDcName (PDC_Required) call failed, error 1355. A primary
Domain Controller could not be located The server holding the PDC role is
down.

Why can't the other DC's set the PDC to the correct DC that has that role??

dave

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