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  1. #1
    MWave Guest

    ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy

    Hello,

    I am attempting to upgrade a W2k domain to W2k3.

    I've followed all of the instructions in MS KB article 325379 for this
    upgrade. All W2k servers are at SP4, no apparent replication issues,
    etc.

    When I go to run ADPREP /FORESTPREP from our schema master, the process
    gets all the way to sch23.ldf. Then I get the following failure message:


    *** COMMAND LINE OUTPUT ***
    Add error on line 75: Busy
    The server side error is "The directory service is busy."
    9 entries modified successfully.
    An error has occurred in the program
    ERROR: Import from file C:\WINNT\system32\sch23.ldf failed. Error file
    is saved in ldif.err.23.
    *** COMMAND LINE OUTPUT ***


    Any input about this would be appreciated. Specifically, I'd like to
    know:

    (a) The cause

    (b) Is it recommended to restore system state for this DC from tape?

    (c) Is it OK to attempt ADPREP /forestprep again with no remedial steps?

    (d) If "busy" message is accurate, how does one verify that DS is *not*
    busy prior to running ADPREP /forestprep again?



    Many Thanks,
    Tom W.

  2. #2
    Meinolf Weber Guest

    Re: ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy

    Hello MWave,

    Try to copy the disk content to the harddisk and run again. Seems like stated
    in the error that it can not read the sch23.ldf file. Or check if you have
    another disk.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers
    no rights.
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    > Hello,
    >
    > I am attempting to upgrade a W2k domain to W2k3.
    >
    > I've followed all of the instructions in MS KB article 325379 for this
    > upgrade. All W2k servers are at SP4, no apparent replication issues,
    > etc.
    >
    > When I go to run ADPREP /FORESTPREP from our schema master, the
    > process gets all the way to sch23.ldf. Then I get the following
    > failure message:
    >
    > *** COMMAND LINE OUTPUT ***
    > Add error on line 75: Busy
    > The server side error is "The directory service is busy."
    > 9 entries modified successfully.
    > An error has occurred in the program
    > ERROR: Import from file C:\WINNT\system32\sch23.ldf failed. Error file
    > is saved in ldif.err.23.
    > *** COMMAND LINE OUTPUT ***
    > Any input about this would be appreciated. Specifically, I'd like to
    > know:
    >
    > (a) The cause
    >
    > (b) Is it recommended to restore system state for this DC from tape?
    >
    > (c) Is it OK to attempt ADPREP /forestprep again with no remedial
    > steps?
    >
    > (d) If "busy" message is accurate, how does one verify that DS is
    > *not* busy prior to running ADPREP /forestprep again?
    >
    > Many Thanks,
    > Tom W.




  3. #3
    Morgan che Guest

    RE: ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy


    Hi,

    Thanks for posting here.

    From your description, I understand the error message " The directory
    service is busy" occurs when running Forest prep on Schema DC with Windows
    server 2000 SP4. Based on my research, this symptom could be caused by the
    following factors. Please try the steps following each factor and test the
    result.

    1)We don't have the enough right to modify Schema.

    Please check the Registry for the "Schema Update Allowed" value is set to
    1. If not, please modify this value to 1. You can refer to the following
    article to perform this step.

    Modification Required to Allow Write Operations to Schema For additional
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216060/EN-US/

    NOTE: As serious problems might occur if you modify the registry
    incorrectly, please refer to the following KB article to back up the
    registry before you modify it:

    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/en-us

    2)The other servers may affect the behavior of 'Forestprep'. Especially,
    Exchange server is involved.

    If Exchange server is involved, please refer to following articles to
    assign the corresponding permissions.

    Windows Server 2003 adprep /forestprep command causes mangled attributes in
    Windows 2000 forests that contain Exchange 2000 servers
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314649/en-us

    How to Verify That ForestPrep and DomainPrep Completed Successfully in
    Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/274737/en-us

    3) Domain replication problem.

    To solve this kind of issue, the MSP report log is required. Please help me
    collect MSP report for further assistance.

    About MPS report:
    -----------------------
    Microsoft Product Support's Reporting to get more information about our
    computer situation. This tool facilitates the gathering of critical system
    and logging information used in troubleshooting support issues. After this
    tool stops automatically, navigate to the folder "
    %SYSTEMROOT%\MPSReports\DirSvc\Logs " and please send all these files back
    to me.

    You can get this tool from the link:

    Microsoft Product Support's Reporting Tools (MPSRPT_DirSvc.EXE)
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...C7C-7CA5-408F-
    88B7-F9C79B7306C0&displaylang=en

    You can also get more information about how to use it in the same page (the
    readme.txt)

    Please also send me the adprep log under C:\WINNT\system32\debug\adprep\logs

    Please send the MPS report CAB file and ADprep log to
    v-morche@microsoft.com.

    After receiving the log files, I will do further research and get back to
    you with my suggestion as soon as possible.

    Moreover, if possible, please transfer Schema role to other DC and run
    'forestprep' on it to test the result. About how to transfer FSMO, please
    refer to:

    How to view and transfer FSMO roles in the graphical user interface
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255690

    As for the recommended way to restore system state of DC , please refer to
    the following article:

    How To Use the Backup Program to Back Up and Restore the System State in
    Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/240363/en-us

    As for the question ( C ) and ( D ), we'd better to remove this error
    firstly. However, before performing any steps, please backup the system as
    the above KB article suggests. Thanks.

    Hope this helps. Have a nice day!

    Sincerely
    Morgan Che
    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
    =====================================================
    When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
    that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
    =====================================================
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    --->
    --->Hello,
    --->
    --->I am attempting to upgrade a W2k domain to W2k3.
    --->
    --->I've followed all of the instructions in MS KB article 325379 for this
    --->upgrade. All W2k servers are at SP4, no apparent replication issues,
    --->etc.
    --->
    --->When I go to run ADPREP /FORESTPREP from our schema master, the process
    --->gets all the way to sch23.ldf. Then I get the following failure message:
    --->
    --->
    --->*** COMMAND LINE OUTPUT ***
    --->Add error on line 75: Busy
    --->The server side error is "The directory service is busy."
    --->9 entries modified successfully.
    --->An error has occurred in the program
    --->ERROR: Import from file C:\WINNT\system32\sch23.ldf failed. Error file
    --->is saved in ldif.err.23.
    --->*** COMMAND LINE OUTPUT ***
    --->
    --->
    --->Any input about this would be appreciated. Specifically, I'd like to
    --->know:
    --->
    --->(a) The cause
    --->
    --->(b) Is it recommended to restore system state for this DC from tape?
    --->
    --->(c) Is it OK to attempt ADPREP /forestprep again with no remedial steps?
    --->
    --->(d) If "busy" message is accurate, how does one verify that DS is *not*
    --->busy prior to running ADPREP /forestprep again?
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->Many Thanks,
    --->Tom W.
    --->


  4. #4
    MWave6@gmail.com Guest

    Re: ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy

    Hi,
    Thanks for posting here.
    From your description, I understand the error message " The directory
    service is busy" occurs when running Forest prep on Schema DC with
    Windows
    server 2000 SP4. Based on my research, this symptom could be caused by
    the
    following factors. Please try the steps following each factor and test
    the
    result.
    1)We don't have the enough right to modify Schema.
    Please check the Registry for the "Schema Update Allowed" value is set
    to
    1. If not, please modify this value to 1. You can refer to the
    following
    article to perform this step.
    Modification Required to Allow Write Operations to Schema For
    additional
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216060/EN-US/
    NOTE: As serious problems might occur if you modify the registry
    incorrectly, please refer to the following KB article to back up the
    registry before you modify it:
    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/en-us

    I feel fairly confident that the schema rights are not the issue. I
    followed the steps in KB #285172 for enabling schema updates via MMC.
    I'm hesitant to use the registry method, although I did verify that
    the key referenced does not exist in our current registry. Do you
    think this would have add'l impact or is the MMC enabling sufficient?





    2)The other servers may affect the behavior of 'Forestprep'.
    Especially, Exchange server is involved.
    If Exchange server is involved, please refer to following articles to
    assign the corresponding permissions.

    Windows Server 2003 adprep /forestprep command causes mangled
    attributes in Windows 2000 forests that contain Exchange 2000 servers
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314649/en-us

    How to Verify That ForestPrep and DomainPrep Completed Successfully in
    Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/274737/en-us


    I thoroughly read thru KB #325379 before attempting this. Followed the
    Exchange 2000 "inetorgpersonfix.ldf" instructions to the letter and
    ran the script without error.

    Also, our Exchange 2000 server is our schema operations master along
    with several other FSMO roles.

    I will definitely review KB #274737 that you mention above.



    3) Domain replication problem.
    To solve this kind of issue, the MSP report log is required. Please
    help me
    collect MSP report for further assistance.
    About MPS report:
    -----------------------
    Microsoft Product Support's Reporting to get more information about
    our
    computer situation. This tool facilitates the gathering of critical
    system
    and logging information used in troubleshooting support issues. After
    this
    tool stops automatically, navigate to the folder "
    %SYSTEMROOT%\MPSReports\DirSvc\Logs " and please send all these files
    back
    to me.You can get this tool from the link:
    Microsoft Product Support's Reporting Tools (MPSRPT_DirSvc.EXE)
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...D=CEBF3C7C-7CA...
    88B7-F9C79B7306C0&displaylang=en
    You can also get more information about how to use it in the same page
    (the readme.txt)
    Please also send me the adprep log under C:\WINNT\system32\debug\adprep
    \logs
    Please send the MPS report CAB file and ADprep log to
    *omitted*
    After receiving the log files, I will do further research and get back
    to
    you with my suggestion as soon as possible.


    These are attached in my direct response.





    Moreover, if possible, please transfer Schema role to other DC and run
    'forestprep' on it to test the result. About how to transfer FSMO,
    please
    refer to:
    How to view and transfer FSMO roles in the graphical user interface
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255690
    As for the recommended way to restore system state of DC , please
    refer to
    the following article:
    How To Use the Backup Program to Back Up and Restore the System State
    in
    Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/240363/en-us


    Is it preferable to restore system state prior to transferring the
    FSMO?





    As for the question ( C ) and ( D ), we'd better to remove this error
    firstly. However, before performing any steps, please backup the
    system as
    the above KB article suggests. Thanks.
    Hope this helps. Have a nice day!
    Sincerely
    Morgan Che
    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

  5. #5
    Morgan che Guest

    RE: ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy

    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply.

    Please note the MSP report I requested is MPSRPT_DirSvc, not
    Exchange_MPSReports. Could you please download it again and collect
    MPSRPT_DirSvc log for me? Thanks in advance.

    You can get this tool from the link:

    Microsoft Product Support's Reporting Tools (MPSRPT_DirSvc.EXE)
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...C7C-7CA5-408F-
    88B7-F9C79B7306C0&displaylang=en

    It indicates in ADPrep.log that the error occurs when extending domain
    schema and the corresponding log file has been saved in the
    C:\WINNT\system32\debug\adprep\logs\20080517194507 directory. For further
    assistance, please also attach this log. Meanwhile, Prep Forest requires
    that the user running this procedure have Enterprise Admins or Domain
    Admins credentials for the forest root domain. Please ensure the user
    running forestprep has the requested permission.

    Additionally, when you reply to me, please also post your email in
    newsgroup so that other customers can benefit from our intervention.
    Thanks for your cooperation.


    Sincerely
    Morgan Che
    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
    =====================================================
    When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
    that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
    =====================================================
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    --->Subject: ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy
    --->From: MWave <secondary_2g@yahoo.com>
    --->User-Agent: Xnews/5.04.25
    --->Date: 18 May 2008 20:35:58 GMT
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    --->
    --->Hello,
    --->
    --->I am attempting to upgrade a W2k domain to W2k3.
    --->
    --->I've followed all of the instructions in MS KB article 325379 for this
    --->upgrade. All W2k servers are at SP4, no apparent replication issues,
    --->etc.
    --->
    --->When I go to run ADPREP /FORESTPREP from our schema master, the process
    --->gets all the way to sch23.ldf. Then I get the following failure message:
    --->
    --->
    --->*** COMMAND LINE OUTPUT ***
    --->Add error on line 75: Busy
    --->The server side error is "The directory service is busy."
    --->9 entries modified successfully.
    --->An error has occurred in the program
    --->ERROR: Import from file C:\WINNT\system32\sch23.ldf failed. Error file
    --->is saved in ldif.err.23.
    --->*** COMMAND LINE OUTPUT ***
    --->
    --->
    --->Any input about this would be appreciated. Specifically, I'd like to
    --->know:
    --->
    --->(a) The cause
    --->
    --->(b) Is it recommended to restore system state for this DC from tape?
    --->
    --->(c) Is it OK to attempt ADPREP /forestprep again with no remedial steps?
    --->
    --->(d) If "busy" message is accurate, how does one verify that DS is *not*
    --->busy prior to running ADPREP /forestprep again?
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->Many Thanks,
    --->Tom W.
    --->


  6. #6
    Morgan che Guest

    Re: ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy

    Hi Tom,

    Thanks for your time.

    I check the MPS report. I found everything is ok on network, replication,
    Ladp query etc. After doing further research, I found other customers
    encounter the same issue when their Exchange serves reside on domain
    server.

    Analysis:
    =======

    When running 'Forest prep', Windows will use Ladp protocol to update AD
    database. However, meanwhile, Exchange server may open lots of ports to
    connect Ladp port on DC to do some operations, such as querying, update
    information from AD database. In conclusion, system is too busy to echo the
    Ladp operation of "forestprep" and the error message "Directory Service Is
    Busy" comes out.

    So, I suggest transferring Schema role to other DC which is not running
    Exchange server, then run 'forest prep' on that DC to test the result.
    Addtionally, I noticed '0xc007056b' error in application log, which is
    related to Exchange server. I recommend you also post this thread in the
    below Exchange queues to confirm if domain server running Exchange may lead
    to "Directory Service Is Busy" problem when running "forest prep" command.

    microsoft.public.exchange.admin
    microsoft.public.exchange.applications

    The engineers and communities there are more specialized in Exchange field
    and will assist you more professionally.

    About how to transfer FSMO, please refer to:

    How to view and transfer FSMO roles in the graphical user interface
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255690

    Hope this helps.


    Sincerely
    Morgan Che
    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
    =====================================================
    When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
    that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
    =====================================================
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    --->Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
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    --->
    --->Hi,
    --->Thanks for posting here.
    --->From your description, I understand the error message " The directory
    --->service is busy" occurs when running Forest prep on Schema DC with
    --->Windows
    --->server 2000 SP4. Based on my research, this symptom could be caused by
    --->the
    --->following factors. Please try the steps following each factor and test
    --->the
    --->result.
    --->1)We don't have the enough right to modify Schema.
    --->Please check the Registry for the "Schema Update Allowed" value is set
    --->to
    --->1. If not, please modify this value to 1. You can refer to the
    --->following
    --->article to perform this step.
    --->Modification Required to Allow Write Operations to Schema For
    --->additional
    --->http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216060/EN-US/
    --->NOTE: As serious problems might occur if you modify the registry
    --->incorrectly, please refer to the following KB article to back up the
    --->registry before you modify it:
    --->How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
    --->http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/en-us
    --->
    --->I feel fairly confident that the schema rights are not the issue. I
    --->followed the steps in KB #285172 for enabling schema updates via MMC.
    --->I'm hesitant to use the registry method, although I did verify that
    --->the key referenced does not exist in our current registry. Do you
    --->think this would have add'l impact or is the MMC enabling sufficient?
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->2)The other servers may affect the behavior of 'Forestprep'.
    --->Especially, Exchange server is involved.
    --->If Exchange server is involved, please refer to following articles to
    --->assign the corresponding permissions.
    --->
    --->Windows Server 2003 adprep /forestprep command causes mangled
    --->attributes in Windows 2000 forests that contain Exchange 2000 servers
    --->http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314649/en-us
    --->
    --->How to Verify That ForestPrep and DomainPrep Completed Successfully in
    --->Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/274737/en-us
    --->
    --->
    --->I thoroughly read thru KB #325379 before attempting this. Followed the
    --->Exchange 2000 "inetorgpersonfix.ldf" instructions to the letter and
    --->ran the script without error.
    --->
    --->Also, our Exchange 2000 server is our schema operations master along
    --->with several other FSMO roles.
    --->
    --->I will definitely review KB #274737 that you mention above.
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->3) Domain replication problem.
    --->To solve this kind of issue, the MSP report log is required. Please
    --->help me
    --->collect MSP report for further assistance.
    --->About MPS report:
    --->-----------------------
    --->Microsoft Product Support's Reporting to get more information about
    --->our
    --->computer situation. This tool facilitates the gathering of critical
    --->system
    --->and logging information used in troubleshooting support issues. After
    --->this
    --->tool stops automatically, navigate to the folder "
    --->%SYSTEMROOT%\MPSReports\DirSvc\Logs " and please send all these files
    --->back
    --->to me.You can get this tool from the link:
    --->Microsoft Product Support's Reporting Tools (MPSRPT_DirSvc.EXE)
    --->http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...D=CEBF3C7C-7CA...
    --->88B7-F9C79B7306C0&displaylang=en
    --->You can also get more information about how to use it in the same page
    --->(the readme.txt)
    --->Please also send me the adprep log under C:\WINNT\system32\debug\adprep
    --->\logs
    --->Please send the MPS report CAB file and ADprep log to
    --->*omitted*
    --->After receiving the log files, I will do further research and get back
    --->to
    --->you with my suggestion as soon as possible.
    --->
    --->
    --->These are attached in my direct response.
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->Moreover, if possible, please transfer Schema role to other DC and run
    --->'forestprep' on it to test the result. About how to transfer FSMO,
    --->please
    --->refer to:
    --->How to view and transfer FSMO roles in the graphical user interface
    --->http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255690
    --->As for the recommended way to restore system state of DC , please
    --->refer to
    --->the following article:
    --->How To Use the Backup Program to Back Up and Restore the System State
    --->in
    --->Windows 2000
    --->http://support.microsoft.com/kb/240363/en-us
    --->
    --->
    --->Is it preferable to restore system state prior to transferring the
    --->FSMO?
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->As for the question ( C ) and ( D ), we'd better to remove this error
    --->firstly. However, before performing any steps, please backup the
    --->system as
    --->the above KB article suggests. Thanks.
    --->Hope this helps. Have a nice day!
    --->Sincerely
    --->Morgan Che
    --->Microsoft Online Support
    --->Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
    --->Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
    --->


  7. #7
    Morgan che Guest

    Re: ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy

    Hi Tom,

    Thanks for the prompt reply.

    As the KB article said, we cannot authoritatively restore the schema.
    However, when we run forestprep next time, system will check the current
    schame version and upgrade schema version from this basis.

    In order to restore Schema version to the 13 (Windows 2000 level), we have
    to restore all DCs in the network at the same time. It may lead to other
    data loss. So I suggest directly upgrading to the 30 or 31 version(Windows
    2003 or Windows 2003 R2).

    <Assuming that we proceed with ADPREP /FORESTPREP again, is it recommended
    to use the W2k3 R2 disc #1 version or should I use the version on disc #2?>

    {Morgan}:

    Yes, I haven't noticed you upgrade to Windows server 2003 R2. Previously, I
    thought you planed to upgrade to Windows server 2003. If in this way,
    please try the following steps:

    Run the schema update from to windows 2003 Standard edition firstly by the
    first disk of Windows server 2003 R2, then further update it using the
    second disk of Windows server 2003 R2.

    For your reference:
    =================

    Windows Server 2003 R2 comes on two installation disks. Installation disk 1
    contains a slip-streamed version of Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1
    (SP1). Installation disk 2 contains the Windows Server 2003 R2 files. If
    the computer has Windows Server 2003 SP1 installed, you may only have to
    run installation disk 2 to upgrade to Windows Server 2003 R2.

    Error message when you run the Active Directory Installation Wizard: "The
    version of the Active Directory schema of the source forest is not
    compatible with the version of Active Directory on this computer"

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917385

    If this method doesn't work, please consider the steps in my last reply.

    Thanks and have a good day!


    Sincerely
    Morgan Che
    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
    =====================================================
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    that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
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    --------------------
    --->From: MWave6@gmail.com
    --->Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
    --->Subject: Re: ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy
    --->Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 10:28:08 -0700 (PDT)
    --->Organization: http://groups.google.com
    --->Lines: 127
    --->Message-ID:
    <f59d67e4-e8c9-45cf-9bc0-d4064fce185d@r66g2000hsg.googlegroups.com>
    --->References: <4830932e$0$4109$4c368faf@roadrunner.com>
    <cPQE8cZuIHA.5796@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl>
    --->NNTP-Posting-Host: 207.59.155.242
    --->Mime-Version: 1.0
    --->Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
    --->Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    --->X-Trace: posting.google.com 1211218088 19524 127.0.0.1 (19 May 2008
    17:28:08 GMT)
    --->X-Complaints-To: groups-abuse@google.com
    --->NNTP-Posting-Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 17:28:08 +0000 (UTC)
    --->Complaints-To: groups-abuse@google.com
    --->Injection-Info: r66g2000hsg.googlegroups.com;
    posting-host=207.59.155.242;
    ---> posting-account=S_PscgoAAADwKC66mgrYI_-_Wx_kveZF
    --->User-Agent: G2/1.0
    --->X-HTTP-UserAgent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1;
    SV1; .NET
    ---> CLR 1.1.4322),gzip(gfe),gzip(gfe)
    --->Bytes: 5600
    --->Path:
    TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP01.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTFEEDS01.phx.gbl!newsfeed0
    0.sul.t-online.de!t-online.de!border2.nntp.dca.giganews.com!nntp.giganews.co
    m!postnews.google.com!r66g2000hsg.googlegroups.com!not-for-mail
    --->Xref: TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl
    microsoft.public.windows.server.migration:3626
    --->X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
    --->
    --->Hi,
    --->Thanks for posting here.
    --->From your description, I understand the error message " The directory
    --->service is busy" occurs when running Forest prep on Schema DC with
    --->Windows
    --->server 2000 SP4. Based on my research, this symptom could be caused by
    --->the
    --->following factors. Please try the steps following each factor and test
    --->the
    --->result.
    --->1)We don't have the enough right to modify Schema.
    --->Please check the Registry for the "Schema Update Allowed" value is set
    --->to
    --->1. If not, please modify this value to 1. You can refer to the
    --->following
    --->article to perform this step.
    --->Modification Required to Allow Write Operations to Schema For
    --->additional
    --->http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216060/EN-US/
    --->NOTE: As serious problems might occur if you modify the registry
    --->incorrectly, please refer to the following KB article to back up the
    --->registry before you modify it:
    --->How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
    --->http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/en-us
    --->
    --->I feel fairly confident that the schema rights are not the issue. I
    --->followed the steps in KB #285172 for enabling schema updates via MMC.
    --->I'm hesitant to use the registry method, although I did verify that
    --->the key referenced does not exist in our current registry. Do you
    --->think this would have add'l impact or is the MMC enabling sufficient?
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->2)The other servers may affect the behavior of 'Forestprep'.
    --->Especially, Exchange server is involved.
    --->If Exchange server is involved, please refer to following articles to
    --->assign the corresponding permissions.
    --->
    --->Windows Server 2003 adprep /forestprep command causes mangled
    --->attributes in Windows 2000 forests that contain Exchange 2000 servers
    --->http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314649/en-us
    --->
    --->How to Verify That ForestPrep and DomainPrep Completed Successfully in
    --->Exchange 2000 Server or Exchange Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/274737/en-us
    --->
    --->
    --->I thoroughly read thru KB #325379 before attempting this. Followed the
    --->Exchange 2000 "inetorgpersonfix.ldf" instructions to the letter and
    --->ran the script without error.
    --->
    --->Also, our Exchange 2000 server is our schema operations master along
    --->with several other FSMO roles.
    --->
    --->I will definitely review KB #274737 that you mention above.
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->3) Domain replication problem.
    --->To solve this kind of issue, the MSP report log is required. Please
    --->help me
    --->collect MSP report for further assistance.
    --->About MPS report:
    --->-----------------------
    --->Microsoft Product Support's Reporting to get more information about
    --->our
    --->computer situation. This tool facilitates the gathering of critical
    --->system
    --->and logging information used in troubleshooting support issues. After
    --->this
    --->tool stops automatically, navigate to the folder "
    --->%SYSTEMROOT%\MPSReports\DirSvc\Logs " and please send all these files
    --->back
    --->to me.You can get this tool from the link:
    --->Microsoft Product Support's Reporting Tools (MPSRPT_DirSvc.EXE)
    --->http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...D=CEBF3C7C-7CA...
    --->88B7-F9C79B7306C0&displaylang=en
    --->You can also get more information about how to use it in the same page
    --->(the readme.txt)
    --->Please also send me the adprep log under C:\WINNT\system32\debug\adprep
    --->\logs
    --->Please send the MPS report CAB file and ADprep log to
    --->*omitted*
    --->After receiving the log files, I will do further research and get back
    --->to
    --->you with my suggestion as soon as possible.
    --->
    --->
    --->These are attached in my direct response.
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->Moreover, if possible, please transfer Schema role to other DC and run
    --->'forestprep' on it to test the result. About how to transfer FSMO,
    --->please
    --->refer to:
    --->How to view and transfer FSMO roles in the graphical user interface
    --->http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255690
    --->As for the recommended way to restore system state of DC , please
    --->refer to
    --->the following article:
    --->How To Use the Backup Program to Back Up and Restore the System State
    --->in
    --->Windows 2000
    --->http://support.microsoft.com/kb/240363/en-us
    --->
    --->
    --->Is it preferable to restore system state prior to transferring the
    --->FSMO?
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->As for the question ( C ) and ( D ), we'd better to remove this error
    --->firstly. However, before performing any steps, please backup the
    --->system as
    --->the above KB article suggests. Thanks.
    --->Hope this helps. Have a nice day!
    --->Sincerely
    --->Morgan Che
    --->Microsoft Online Support
    --->Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
    --->Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
    --->


  8. #8
    MWave6@gmail.com Guest

    Re: ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy

    Morgan,

    Thanks so much for all of your help. You've really cleared things up
    for us a great deal!

    I am wondering about one last item. We've discussed transferring
    Schema Master FSMO role from Exchange to another DC. Do you recommend
    that we try ADPREP /forestprep again with Exchange remaining the
    Schema Master? Or is it preferable to attempt the FSMO transfer
    *before* running ADPREP again?

    I feel that there is some level of risk involved with either method
    and await your input before proceeding.


    Many Thanks,
    Tom W.



    On May 22, 6:04*am, v-mor...@online.microsoft.com (Morgan che(MSFT))
    wrote:
    > Hi Tom,
    >
    > Thanks for the prompt reply.
    >
    > As the KB article said, we cannot authoritatively restore the schema.
    > However, when we run forestprep next time, system will check the current
    > schame version and upgrade schema version from this basis.
    >
    > In order to restore Schema version to the 13 (Windows 2000 level), we have
    > to restore all DCs in the network at the same time. It may lead to other
    > data loss. So I suggest directly upgrading to the 30 or 31 version(Windows
    > 2003 or Windows 2003 R2).
    >
    > <Assuming that we proceed with ADPREP /FORESTPREP again, is it recommended
    > to use the W2k3 R2 disc #1 version or should I use the version on disc #2?>
    >
    > {Morgan}:
    >
    > Yes, I haven't noticed you upgrade to Windows server 2003 R2. Previously, I
    > thought you planed to upgrade to Windows server 2003. If in this way,
    > please try the following steps:
    >
    > Run the schema update from to windows 2003 Standard edition firstly by the
    > first disk of Windows server 2003 R2, then further update it using the
    > second disk of Windows server 2003 R2.
    >
    > For your reference:
    > =================
    >
    > Windows Server 2003 R2 comes on two installation disks. Installation disk 1
    > contains a slip-streamed version of Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1
    > (SP1). Installation disk 2 contains the Windows Server 2003 R2 files. If
    > the computer has Windows Server 2003 SP1 installed, you may only have to
    > run installation disk 2 to upgrade to Windows Server 2003 R2.
    >
    > Error message when you run the Active Directory Installation Wizard: "The
    > version of the Active Directory schema of the source forest is not
    > compatible with the version of Active Directory on this computer"
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917385
    >
    > If this method doesn't work, please consider the steps in my last reply.
    >
    > Thanks and have a good day!
    >
    > Sincerely
    > Morgan Che
    > Microsoft Online Support
    > Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
    >
    > Get Secure! -www.microsoft.com/security
    > =====================================================
    > When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
    > that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
    > =====================================================
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights..


  9. #9
    MWave6@gmail.com Guest

    Re: ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy

    Morgan,

    What do you think of the following idea:

    Stopping all Exchange services prior to running ADPREP /forestprep?
    This might mitigate the "directory service busy" hangup.

    Let me know if this question is better posed on the Exchange groups.


    -Tom W.

  10. #10
    Morgan che Guest

    Re: ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy

    Hi Tom,

    You are welcome.

    You can run ADPREP /forestprep again with Exchange remaining on the Schema
    Master by the first disk of Windows server 2003 R2 firstly and test the
    result.

    If this method doesn't work, before transferring Schema role to other DC,
    you'd better post in Exchange queue to further isolate problem. I am not
    sure if Schema role transfer will affect Exchange operation.

    Thanks.

    Sincerely
    Morgan Che
    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
    =====================================================
    When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
    that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
    =====================================================
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.


    --------------------
    --->From: MWave6@gmail.com
    --->Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
    --->Subject: Re: ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy
    --->Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 22:32:59 -0700 (PDT)
    --->Organization: http://groups.google.com
    --->Lines: 91
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    --->Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
    --->X-Trace: posting.google.com 1211520779 1962 127.0.0.1 (23 May 2008
    05:32:59 GMT)
    --->X-Complaints-To: groups-abuse@google.com
    --->NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 05:32:59 +0000 (UTC)
    --->Complaints-To: groups-abuse@google.com
    --->Injection-Info: k37g2000hsf.googlegroups.com;
    posting-host=75.178.187.91;
    ---> posting-account=S_PscgoAAADwKC66mgrYI_-_Wx_kveZF
    --->User-Agent: G2/1.0
    --->X-HTTP-UserAgent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1;
    SV1; .NET
    ---> CLR 1.1.4322),gzip(gfe),gzip(gfe)
    --->Bytes: 4632
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    m!postnews.google.com!k37g2000hsf.googlegroups.com!not-for-mail
    --->Xref: TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl
    microsoft.public.windows.server.migration:3662
    --->X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
    --->
    --->Morgan,
    --->Thanks so much for all of your help. You've really cleared things up
    --->for us a great deal!
    --->I am wondering about one last item. We've discussed transferring
    --->Schema Master FSMO role from Exchange to another DC. Do you recommend
    --->that we try ADPREP /forestprep again with Exchange remaining the
    --->Schema Master? Or is it preferable to attempt the FSMO transfer
    --->*before* running ADPREP again?
    --->I feel that there is some level of risk involved with either method
    --->and await your input before proceeding.
    --->Many Thanks,
    --->Tom W.
    --->On May 22, 6:04*am, v-mor...@online.microsoft.com (Morgan che(MSFT))
    --->wrote:
    --->> Hi Tom,
    --->>
    --->> Thanks for the prompt reply.
    --->>
    --->> As the KB article said, we cannot authoritatively restore the schema.
    --->> However, when we run forestprep next time, system will check the
    current
    --->> schame version and upgrade schema version from this basis.
    --->>
    --->> In order to restore Schema version to the 13 (Windows 2000 level), we
    have> to restore all DCs in the network at the same time. It may lead to
    other
    --->> data loss. So I suggest directly upgrading to the 30 or 31
    version(Windows> 2003 or Windows 2003 R2).
    --->>
    --->> <Assuming that we proceed with ADPREP /FORESTPREP again, is it
    recommended> to use the W2k3 R2 disc #1 version or should I use the version
    on disc #2?>
    --->>
    --->> {Morgan}:
    --->>
    --->> Yes, I haven't noticed you upgrade to Windows server 2003 R2.
    Previously, I
    --->> thought you planed to upgrade to Windows server 2003. If in this way,
    --->> please try the following steps:
    --->>
    --->> Run the schema update from to windows 2003 Standard edition firstly
    by the> first disk of Windows server 2003 R2, then further update it using
    the
    --->> second disk of Windows server 2003 R2.
    --->>
    --->> For your reference:
    --->> =================
    --->>
    --->> Windows Server 2003 R2 comes on two installation disks. Installation
    disk 1
    --->> contains a slip-streamed version of Windows Server 2003 with Service
    Pack 1
    --->> (SP1). Installation disk 2 contains the Windows Server 2003 R2 files.
    If
    --->> the computer has Windows Server 2003 SP1 installed, you may only have
    to
    --->> run installation disk 2 to upgrade to Windows Server 2003 R2.
    --->>
    --->> Error message when you run the Active Directory Installation Wizard:
    "The
    --->> version of the Active Directory schema of the source forest is not
    --->> compatible with the version of Active Directory on this computer"
    --->>
    --->> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917385
    --->>
    --->> If this method doesn't work, please consider the steps in my last
    reply.
    --->>
    --->> Thanks and have a good day!
    --->>
    --->> Sincerely
    --->> Morgan Che
    --->> Microsoft Online Support
    --->> Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
    --->>
    --->> Get Secure! -www.microsoft.com/security
    --->> =====================================================
    --->> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader
    so
    --->> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
    --->> =====================================================
    --->> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights.
    --->


  11. #11
    Morgan che Guest

    Re: ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy

    Hi,

    How are you?

    I am writing to see if you have any update about this post. If my
    suggestion is helpful or you
    have solved this ssue, please feel free to let me know.
    Sincerely
    Morgan Che
    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
    =====================================================
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    that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
    =====================================================
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    --------------------
    --->From: MWave6@gmail.com
    --->Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
    --->Subject: Re: ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy
    --->Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 22:37:44 -0700 (PDT)
    --->Organization: http://groups.google.com
    --->Lines: 11
    --->Message-ID:
    <c6e90e71-235a-4ede-ae43-113aef3468e9@m44g2000hsc.googlegroups.com>
    --->References: <4830932e$0$4109$4c368faf@roadrunner.com>
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    --->Mime-Version: 1.0
    --->Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
    --->Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    --->X-Trace: posting.google.com 1211521065 2784 127.0.0.1 (23 May 2008
    05:37:45 GMT)
    --->X-Complaints-To: groups-abuse@google.com
    --->NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 05:37:45 +0000 (UTC)
    --->Complaints-To: groups-abuse@google.com
    --->Injection-Info: m44g2000hsc.googlegroups.com;
    posting-host=75.178.187.91;
    ---> posting-account=S_PscgoAAADwKC66mgrYI_-_Wx_kveZF
    --->User-Agent: G2/1.0
    --->X-HTTP-UserAgent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1;
    SV1; .NET
    ---> CLR 1.1.4322),gzip(gfe),gzip(gfe)
    --->Bytes: 1679
    --->Path:
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    m!postnews.google.com!m44g2000hsc.googlegroups.com!not-for-mail
    --->Xref: TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl
    microsoft.public.windows.server.migration:3663
    --->X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
    --->
    --->Morgan,
    --->
    --->What do you think of the following idea:
    --->
    --->Stopping all Exchange services prior to running ADPREP /forestprep?
    --->This might mitigate the "directory service busy" hangup.
    --->
    --->Let me know if this question is better posed on the Exchange groups.
    --->
    --->
    --->-Tom W.
    --->


  12. #12
    MWave Guest

    Re: ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy

    v-morche@online.microsoft.com (Morgan che(MSFT)) wrote in
    news:6b4yyZJwIHA.4216@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl:

    Hi Morgan,

    We haven't made any further attempts on this, but we will this weekend.

    I have not yet had opportunity to post further in the Exchange groups.
    Neither have there been any responses there to my original post.

    I'll update you when we encounter anything new. Thanks for monitoring us!


    -Tom W.

  13. #13
    Morgan che Guest

    Re: ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy

    Hi,

    Ok, if there is any update, please drop me a note at your earliest
    covenience.

    Have a good weekend.

    Sincerely
    Morgan Che
    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
    =====================================================
    When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
    that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
    =====================================================
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.


    --------------------
    --->Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
    --->Subject: Re: ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy
    --->From: MWave <mwave6@gmail.com>
    --->References: <4830932e$0$4109$4c368faf@roadrunner.com>
    <cPQE8cZuIHA.5796@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl>
    <c6e90e71-235a-4ede-ae43-113aef3468e9@m44g2000hsc.googlegroups.com>
    <6b4yyZJwIHA.4216@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl>
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    --->v-morche@online.microsoft.com (Morgan che(MSFT)) wrote in
    --->news:6b4yyZJwIHA.4216@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl:
    --->
    --->Hi Morgan,
    --->
    --->We haven't made any further attempts on this, but we will this weekend.
    --->
    --->I have not yet had opportunity to post further in the Exchange groups.
    --->Neither have there been any responses there to my original post.
    --->
    --->I'll update you when we encounter anything new. Thanks for monitoring
    us!
    --->
    --->
    --->-Tom W.
    --->


  14. #14
    MWave Guest

    Re: ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy

    Hi Morgan,

    OK, more to report now:

    I successfully moved all of the FSMO roles do a different DC at the same
    site. adprep /forestprep run successfully from 2k3 disc #1 and then
    disc #2. So I am not at schema level 31 according to the Windows
    registry on all DCs.

    I am ready to run adprep /domainprep, but I am having trouble verifying
    all of the MS-recommended items to verify schema level. Specifically,
    these are:

    b. The CN=Windows2003Update,
    CN=ForestUpdates,CN=Configuration,DC=forest_root_domain or
    CN=Operations,CN=DomainUpdates,CN=System,DC=forest_root_domain and the
    operations GUIDs under it have replicated in.

    c. Search for new schema classes, objects, attributes, or other changes
    that adprep /forestprep adds, such as inetOrgPerson. View the SchXX.ldf
    files (where XX is a number between 14 and 30) in the %systemroot%
    \System32 folder to determine what objects and attributes there should
    be. For example, inetOrgPerson is defined in Sch18.ldf.


    Where does one go to verify these items? It is not at all clear from the
    MS-KB article (#325379). Is this info in Schema console?



    Thanks!
    Tom W.



    v-morche@online.microsoft.com (Morgan che(MSFT)) wrote in
    news:JCP64#hwIHA.5796@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl:

    > Hi,
    >
    > Ok, if there is any update, please drop me a note at your earliest
    > covenience.
    >
    > Have a good weekend.
    >
    > Sincerely
    > Morgan Che
    > Microsoft Online Support
    > Microsoft Global Technical Support Center


  15. #15
    Morgan che Guest

    Re: ADPREP /forestprep failure - directory service busy

    Hi,

    < Where does one go to verify these items?>

    {Morgan}:

    You can use Adsiedit.msc to view these objects and their values, which is
    included in support tools. You can download it at or install it from
    installation disk 1 :

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...B78-8BE1-4E81-
    B3BE-4E7AC4F0912D&displaylang=en

    You can also simply check the schema version by using the Adsiedit.exe
    utility or the Ldp.exe utility. You can view the objectVersion attribute in
    the properties of the cn=schema,cn=configuration,dc=<domain> partition. The
    value of the objectVersion attribute are in decimal.

    Schema Version ObjectVersion values and corresponding operating system
    support level

    o 13=Microsoft Windows 2000
    o 30=Original release version of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and
    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
    o 31=Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2

    Note: The Adsiedit.exe utility and the Ldp.exe utility are included with
    Windows Server 2003 R2 support tools. To install support tools, run
    Suptools.msi from the \Support\Tools folder on installation disk 1.

    Hope this helps.

    Sincerely
    Morgan Che
    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

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    --->
    --->Hi Morgan,
    --->
    --->OK, more to report now:
    --->
    --->I successfully moved all of the FSMO roles do a different DC at the
    same
    --->site. adprep /forestprep run successfully from 2k3 disc #1 and then
    --->disc #2. So I am not at schema level 31 according to the Windows
    --->registry on all DCs.
    --->
    --->I am ready to run adprep /domainprep, but I am having trouble verifying
    --->all of the MS-recommended items to verify schema level. Specifically,
    --->these are:
    --->
    --->b. The CN=Windows2003Update,
    --->CN=ForestUpdates,CN=Configuration,DC=forest_root_domain or
    --->CN=Operations,CN=DomainUpdates,CN=System,DC=forest_root_domain and the
    --->operations GUIDs under it have replicated in.
    --->
    --->c. Search for new schema classes, objects, attributes, or other
    changes
    --->that adprep /forestprep adds, such as inetOrgPerson. View the SchXX.ldf
    --->files (where XX is a number between 14 and 30) in the %systemroot%
    --->\System32 folder to determine what objects and attributes there should
    --->be. For example, inetOrgPerson is defined in Sch18.ldf.
    --->
    --->
    --->Where does one go to verify these items? It is not at all clear from
    the
    --->MS-KB article (#325379). Is this info in Schema console?
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->Thanks!
    --->Tom W.
    --->
    --->
    --->
    --->v-morche@online.microsoft.com (Morgan che(MSFT)) wrote in
    --->news:JCP64#hwIHA.5796@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl:
    --->
    --->> Hi,
    --->>
    --->> Ok, if there is any update, please drop me a note at your earliest
    --->> covenience.
    --->>
    --->> Have a good weekend.
    --->>
    --->> Sincerely
    --->> Morgan Che
    --->> Microsoft Online Support
    --->> Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
    --->


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