I have two servers running Windows 2003, latest service pack installed. The Primary Domain Controller is on a 10.0.0.0/24 network and is named ‘Ernie’. The second server is on a 10.1.0.0/24 network and is on the domain and I can log in using the domain’s [GNE] Administrator credentials.
The Administrator is member of:
Group Policy Creator Owners
Remote Desktop Users
When using ‘dcpromo’ to change this server into a Secondary Domain Controller, by selecting ‘Additional domain controller for an existing domain’, the wizard stops the NetLogon and then tries to update the NTDS Settings. It then returns this error message:
The operation failed because:
Active Directory could not create the NTDS Settings object for this domain controller
on the remote domain controller ernie.globecastne.com.
Ensure the provided network credentials have sufficient permissions.
“An internal error occurred.”
How can I give Administrator the rights to do this. I have policies in place, and I predicted that it has something to do with this, but even after removing these policies [and changing their settings] I’ am still receiving these errors. Any ideas guys and gals…?