Active Directory issue

Heba Wagih 116 Reputation points
2021-08-23T12:35:47.527+00:00

Hi,

I demoted a dc successfully and removed everything from sites and services and when I tried to re-promote it I get an error that states:

The operation failed because:

The path chosen for the system volume is not accessible. Please either manually delete the contents of the path or choose another location for the system volume

Will some please help. Thank you in advance

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Active Directory
A set of directory-based technologies included in Windows Server.
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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2021-08-23T13:05:05.377+00:00

    Not much to go on but the user may not have permissions or file system corruption may be another possibility. If it were me I'd rebuild it from scratch.

    I'd use dcdiag / repadmin tools to verify health correcting all errors found before starting any operations. Then stand up the new one, patch it fully, license it, join existing domain, add active directory domain services, promote it also making it a GC (recommended), transfer FSMO roles over (optional), transfer pdc emulator role (optional), use dcdiag / repadmin tools to again verify health, when all is good you can decommission / demote old one.

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  2. Limitless Technology 39,436 Reputation points
    2021-08-23T18:20:57.17+00:00

    Hello @Heba Wagih ,

    I would like to advise you if you have demoted DC and if there is nothing on that server then just reinstall windows and promote it again.

    If the reply was helpful, please don’t forget to upvote or accept as answer. Thanks, Prakash

    PRAKASH T

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  3. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2021-08-24T13:15:38.317+00:00

    Just checking if there's any progress or updates?

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