Troubleshooting : The FSMO role ownership could not be verified

First of all, this is just a simple 2 server, 1 Workstation test lab, so stuff can go unnoticed, as this proves.

The first sign of error (that I noticed).

I wanted to enable Active Directory recycle bin, but instead of doing just that, I recieved this error:

The FSMO role ownership could not be verified because its directory partition has not replicated successfully with at least on replication partner

I must admit it had me a little taken aback as I just did a post on creating test users, which replicated just fine.

Error IDs

As you can see I have an assortment of errors, all of which leads back to faulty replication.


Synchronization/replication problem

Ok, so everything indicated a syncrhonization problem, so lets take a look at it, using the following command, which gave me some usefull information (click for big image):

repadmin /showreps


What we can gather from the above output are the following failure:

Schema Naming Context (NC) failed to synchronize with the result: failed, result 1908 (0x774).

This makes for a very usefull search on the net: Troubleshooting AD Replication error 1908: Could not find the domain controller for this domain.

The post is rather long winded, so what it says is to manually force a synchronization.

Manually start a Replication

In order to force a synchronization, we open Active Directory Sites and Services (dssite.msc), browse through your site to your servers, right-clik a server and choose Replicate now:


This could take a long time depending on the size and structure of your Active Directory.


Lets verify using the repadmin /showreps command.




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