Thursday, August 01, 2013

dcpromo demote Win2k3 server Failed to configure the service NETLOGON as requested

Here's the full text of the error received:

the operation failed because:

Failed to configure the service NETLOGON as requested.
"The wait operation timed out"

and in the dcpromo.log is the following:

07/07 09:02:24 [INFO] Informed NETLOGON to deregister records
07/07 09:02:24 [INFO] Stopping service NETLOGON

07/07 09:04:24 [INFO] StopService on NETLOGON failed with 258

 To fix:

Change the first DNS setting on your network card to point to your new DNS server, not the server you are currently demoting.  Once you change the DNS setting to the new DNS server you will be able to demote the server without this issue.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, sometime the simplest answer is the best solution.

Frank D'Ariano said...

I don't know how in the world you figured that out but it's been a great help!!

Will said...

Glad it helped. Getting lots of traffic on 2003 stuff as everyone is in a rush to retire it.

Emilian Wiznerowicz said...

Worked like a charm :).

Chris said...

Thank you that was a great help!

Anonymous said...

Thanks man, This is correct...

Bawhead III said...

Yep, worked great for me too (phew! I hate when glitches happen during DCPROMO). Thank you!!

Walid Hassan said...

Thank you

Faisal Shaheen said...

Faisal Shaheen

Thank You

Mike said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Being in panic mode, this worked perfectly. Thanks!

Kevin Sipma said...

Thank you for saving my life.

MakeThis StuffWork said...

Thanks, this was exactly the problem I had.

Bobinazee said...

you rock.

Dizzy said...

thnx man great help

Astrid Wattoo said...

Thanks so much, it was really helpful !