Problems with newly promoted domoin controller

Janus Bariñan 1,101 Reputation points

Newly promoted DC get's the following error in event viewer

Event ID 1203

The directory service could not replicate the following object from the source directory service at the following network address because of an Active Directory Domain Services schema mismatch. 

Network address: 

Active Directory Domain Services will attempt to synchronize the schema before attempting to synchronize the following directory partition. 
Directory partition:

It is first show with event id 1791

    Replication of application directory partition DC=domain,DC=com from source f9565ef1-5413-43a7-9fbc-8d4b02349e0b ( has been aborted. Replication requires consistent schema but last attempt to synchronize the schema had failed. It is crucial that schema replication functions properly. See previous errors for more diagnostics. If this issue persists, please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for assistance. Error 8418: The replication operation failed because of a schema mismatch between the servers involved..

When running repadmin /replsum replication is all good.

When running the DNS console it says that the server is not a DNS server.

No sysvol and netlogon folders

what's with event 1203 pertaining to this container? Seems it has a problem when it comes to replication the computers ou.

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  1. Janus Bariñan 1,101 Reputation points


    Was able to fix the problem. Turns out the size of the ACL when checking the security descriptor is greater than 64KB. After reducing the size was able to successfully do the promotion and replication of the new DC.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP

    What operating systems are used? Read on here.

    and here for the missing sysvol / netlogon (assuming FRS)

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  2. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP

    A single DC, sounds good then, for the second issue this one will be more appropriate.

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