After transfering FSMO roles to new server the GPO management app isn't working on the server the FSMO was transferred to

Mac Johnson 61 Reputation points
2022-08-30T14:51:30.71+00:00

Hello All,
After I transferred FSMO roles from my old Win 2K8 SBS server to the new Win 2019 server I tried to access GPO manager on the new 2019 server but when I do I get this:
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I am logging in to both servers with the same admin account.
On the old (original) server the FSMO was transferred from the GPO works and opens with no errors.
Any thoughts on what is going wrong

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  1. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2022-08-31T00:19:06.757+00:00

    Ok, so then there's no chance. The 2016 will need to be rebuilt from scratch. I don't remember which one has the roles but roles need to be moved to 2008, (seize if necessary)
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-server/identity/transfer-or-seize-fsmo-roles-in-ad-ds

    then take the 2016 offline, and do clean up to remove the 2016 remnants from active directory.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/identity/ad-ds/deploy/ad-ds-metadata-cleanup
    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/itops-talk-blog/step-by-step-manually-removing-a-domain-controller-server/ba-p/280564

    then make sure system and FRS Replication event logs are free of errors before trying again.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2022-08-31T00:35:12.447+00:00

    Sounds good, not that big of a deal really.

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  2. Dave Patrick 426K Reputation points MVP
    2022-08-30T14:53:49.2+00:00

    Please run;

    Dcdiag /v /c /d /e /s:%computername% >C:\dcdiag.log
    repadmin /showrepl >C:\repl.txt
    ipconfig /all > C:\dc1.txt
    ipconfig /all > C:\dc2.txt

    then put unzipped text files up on OneDrive and share a link.

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  3. Mac Johnson 61 Reputation points
    2022-08-30T15:37:42.5+00:00

    When I run DCDiag I get an error
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  4. Mac Johnson 61 Reputation points
    2022-08-30T15:42:27.693+00:00

    Should try on the original server the FSMO roles were transferred from?

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