2003 server won't promote to a dc in a 2000 domain

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Subject: 2003 server won't promote to a dc in a 2000 domain
Posted by:  carnivorousapetrick (carnivorousapetri…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008

I'm trying to promote a 2003 server to a dc, I have 2 2000 DC's (both service
pack 4).
The original operations master failed.  I seized all of the roles
successfully to another 2000 dc.  The two dc's are replicating successfully.
I have Exchange 2000, and I ran the "fix" for this successfully.
I ran adprep /forestprep and /domainprep from the operations master
successfully.
The 2003 server will not promote, saying that ad is not ready, as if the
adprep didn't take.  I forced a replication between the 2 2000 dc's, but this
has been over 6 hours ago, so they should have replicated anyway.

Please help.  Thanks

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