Error: 'This operation is only allowed on the primary domain controller of the domain.' (NETIQKB39471)

  • 7739471
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 25-Feb-2008

Resolution

fact
Domain Migration Administrator 7.x

symptom

Error: 'This operation is only allowed on the primary domain controller of the domain.'



symptom
Error: '[7297]E21306: CopyProperties failed for CN=Account. hr=0x800708b2 This operation is only allowed on the primary domain controller of the domain.'

cause

The option to disable the source account was selected during migration and DMA has connected to a BDC rather than the PDC. This is typically a result of use of the Server Override as described in the following knowledge base article:

Which Domain Controller does Domain Migration Administrator (DMA) connect to and pull the information from when doing a migration?
https://www.netiq.com/kb/esupport/consumer/esupport.asp?id=NETIQKB925



fix
If you have used the server override account previously and pointed DMA to a BDC, either remove the override account or update DMA to point to the PDC.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB39471

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