Event ID 6029 — Domain Rename

Updated: November 25, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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The Local Security Authority (LSA) stores the domain name and the domain security identifier (SID). During a domain rename operation, the LSA domain name is updated.

Event Details

Product: Windows Operating System
ID: 6029
Source: LsaSrv
Version: 6.0
Symbolic Name: LSA_DOMAIN_RENAME_ERROR1
Message: LSA could not update domain information in the registry to match the DS. Error=%1.

Resolve

Restore the Active Directory database from backup

The domain controller is not able to read domain information from the data store. Restore the Active Directory database from backup. Perform the following procedure using the computer that is logging the event to be resolved.

To restore the Active Directory database from backup, you need the Directory Services Restore Mode password. If you do not know the Directory Services Restore Mode password, you can reset it using the Ntdsutil tool and the steps in article 322672 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=95915).

To perform these procedures, you must have membership in Domain Admins, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To restore a domain controller from backup:

  1. From a command prompt that you opened as administrator, type bcdedit /set safeboot dsrepair, and then press ENTER. This causes the domain controller to start in Directory Services Restore Mode.
  2. Restart the domain controller.
  3. At the Windows logon screen, click Switch User.
  4. Click Other User.
  5. Type .\administrator as the user name, type the Directory Services Restore Mode password for the server, and then press ENTER.
  6. Click Start, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.
  7. At the command prompt, type wbadmin get versions -backuptarget:targetDrive:, and then press ENTER. Substitute the location of the backup that you want to restore for targetDrive.
  8. Identify the version of the backup that you want to restore. You must enter this version exactly in the next step.
  9. Type wbadmin start systemstaterecovery -version:dateTime -backuptarget:targetDrive:-quiet, and then press ENTER. Substitute the version of the backup that you want to restore for dateTime and the volume that contains the backup for targetDrive.
  10. Open a command prompt, type bcdedit /deletevalue safeboot, and then press ENTER. This causes the domain controller to restart in normal mode.
  11. After the recovery operation has completed, restart the domain controller.

Verify

To verify that a domain rename was successful:

  1. On a domain controller in the renamed domain, open a command prompt as an administrator. To open a command prompt as an administrator, click Start. In Start Search, type Command Prompt. At the top of the Start menu, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.
  2. At the command prompt, type dcdiag, and then press ENTER.
  3. At the command prompt, type dcdiag /dns, and then press ENTER.

If the diagnostic tests pass with the correct domain name, the domain name was successful.

Related Management Information

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