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Windows Small Business Server 2003 cannot be installed on a domain controller that is not assigned the operations master roles

Windows Small Business Server 2003 Setup cannot continue because the domain controller is not assigned all the operations master roles.

You must cancel Setup and either transfer all the operations master roles to this domain controller or install Windows Small Business Server 2003 on the domain controller that is assigned all the operations master roles. If you transfer all the operations master roles to this domain controller, you must restart Setup. Alternatively, you can complete a new installation and create a new domain.

To determine which domain controller has the operations master roles

ImportantImportant
In order to access the Active Directory schema, you have to first register Schmmgmt.dll, and then add the snap-in to the console. For information about how to complete these tasks, search for article 285172 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=4441).

Schema master

Do one of the following:
  1. For Small Business Server 2000, click Start, click Control Panel, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Schema.

  2. For Windows Small Business Server 2003, click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Schema.

  3. In the console tree, right-click Active Directory Schema, and then click Operations Master.

  4. Under Current Schema Master, view the current schema operations master.

Domain master

For Small Business Server 2000
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Domains and Trusts.

  2. Right-click Active Directory Domains and Trusts, and then click Operations Master.

  3. Under Domain naming operations master, view the current domain naming operations master.

For Windows Small Business Server 2003
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Domains and Trusts.

  2. Right-click Active Directory Domains and Trusts, and then click Operations Master.

  3. Under Domain naming operations master, view the current domain naming operations master

RID, PDC, or Infrastructure master

For Small Business Server 2000
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. Right-click Active Directory Users and Computers, and then click Operations Master.

  3. To identify the RID master, on the RID tab, view the current RID master.

  4. To identify the infrastructure master, on the Infrastructure tab, view the current infrastructure master.

  5. To identify the PDC master, on the PDC tab, view the current PDC master.

For Windows Small Business Server 2003
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. Right-click the domain node, and then click Operations Master.

  3. To identify the RID master, on the RID tab, view the current RID master.

  4. To identify the infrastructure master, on the Infrastructure tab, view the current infrastructure master.

  5. To identify the PDC master, on the PDC tab, view the current PDC master.

To transfer the operations master roles

Schema master

Do one of the following:
  1. For Small Business Server 2000, click Start, click Control Panel, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Schema.

  2. For Windows Small Business Server 2003, click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Schema.

  3. In the console tree, right-click Active Directory Schema, and then click Change Domain Controller.

  4. Click Specify Name, and type the name of the domain controller that you want to hold the schema master role.

  5. In the console tree, right-click Active Directory Schema, and then click Operations Master.

  6. Click Change.

noteNote
To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Schema Admins group in Active Directory, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. The Active Directory Schema snap-in must be connected to the schema master to perform this procedure. The Active Directory Schema snap-in connects to the schema master by default when it is started.

Domain naming master

For Small Business Server 2000
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Domains and Trusts.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Active Directory Domains and Trusts, and then click Connect to Domain Controller.

  3. In the Name column, type the name of the domain controller you want to hold the domain naming master role. Or, click the domain controller in the list of available domain controllers

  4. In the console tree, right-click Active Directory Domains and Trusts, and then click Operations Master.

  5. Click Change.

noteNote
To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Enterprise Admins group in Active Directory.
For Windows Small Business Server 2003
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Domains and Trusts.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Active Directory Domains and Trusts, and then click Connect to Domain Controller.

  3. In Enter the name of another domain controller, type the name of the domain controller you want to hold the domain naming master role. Or, click the domain controller in the list of available domain controllers

  4. In the console tree, right-click Active Directory Domains and Trusts, and then click Operations Master.

  5. Click Change.

noteNote
To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group (in the forest root domain) or the Enterprise Admins group in Active Directory, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. To transfer a role to another domain controller, you may first need to change the focus of Active Directory Domains and Trusts to the target domain controller. To do this, right-click Active Directory Domains and Trusts, click Connect to Domain Controller, and then click the target domain controller.

RID, PDC, or Infrastructure master

For Small Business Server 2000
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Active Directory Users and Computers, and then click Connect to Domain Controller.

  3. In the Name column, type the name of the domain controller you want to hold the RID, PDC, or Infrastructure master role. Or, click the domain controller in the list of available domain controllers.

  4. In the console tree, right-click Active Directory Users and Computers, and then click Operations Masters.

  5. To transfer the RID master role, click the RID tab, and then click Change.

  6. To transfer the Infrastructure master role, click the Infrastructure tab, and then click Change.

  7. To transfer the PDC master role, click the PDC tab, and then click Change.

noteNote
To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group in Active Directory.
For Windows Small Business Server 2003
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Active Directory Users and Computers, and then click Connect to Domain Controller.

  3. In Enter the name of another domain controller, type the name of the domain controller you want to hold the RID, PDC, or Infrastructure master role. Or, click the domain controller in the list of available domain controllers.

  4. In the console tree, right-click Active Directory Users and Computers, point to All Tasks, and then click Operations Masters.

  5. To transfer the RID master role, click the RID tab, and then click Change.

  6. To transfer the Infrastructure master role, click the Infrastructure tab, and then click Change.

  7. To transfer the PDC master role, click the PDC tab, and then click Change.

noteNote
To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group or the Enterprise Admins group in Active Directory, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. To transfer a role to another domain controller, you may first need to change the focus of Active Directory Users and Computers to the target domain controller. To do this, right-click Active Directory Users and Computers, click Connect to Domain Controller, and then click the target domain controller.
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