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Dcpromo through Azure connect

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  • I am trying to replicate an AD forest from one cloud DC to an Azure virtual machine DC so I can migrate all my user profiles to Azure. Through research and a lot fo trial and error I found a simple soution to get the Azure machine joined to my DC in my other cloud service. I used the below commands I found in another post.

    You need to do 2 things to achieve domain join for your machine over Connect:

      • Establish connectivity over Connect network between your machine and the DC by putting them in an interconnected group or by creating a connection between the two groups which they are part of. (Seems like you already have this network connectivity.)
      • Create a new String Value (REG_SZ) called DnsServers under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Azure Connect\Endpoint
      • and set it's value data to be the FQDN of your target DC

    Within 5 minutes, you should be ready to join your machine to the domain over Connect. Follow usual domain join steps from here on.

    this worked wonderfully but now I am running into problems trying to run a dcpromo on the now domain joined Azure machine. The error message im getting is as follows:

    "The Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Dcpromo) was unable to establish connection with the following domain controller.

    5f6-----------------------------.corp

    Additional Data

    Error value:

    1722 The RPC server is unavailable.

    - System
      - Provider
       [ Name]  Microsoft-Windows-ActiveDirectory_DomainService
       [ Guid]  {------------------------------------}
       [ EventSourceName]  NTDS General

      - EventID 1125
       [ Qualifiers]  49152

       Version 0

       Level 2

       Task 17

       Opcode 0

       Keywords 0x8080000000000000

      - TimeCreated
       [ SystemTime]  2012-09-28T15:15:05.116623900Z

       EventRecordID 93

       Correlation

      - Execution
       [ ProcessID]  572
       [ ThreadID]  3796

       Channel Directory Service

       Computer Ty--------.corp

      - Security
       [ UserID]  S-1-5-7

    - EventData
       5f6-----------------------------------.corp
       1722
       The RPC server is unavailable.

    Friday, September 28, 2012 6:08 PM

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