Last post Apr 12, 2009 10:54 PM by BradyP
Apr 04, 2009 05:20 PM|BradyP|LINK
Currently I am implementing HMC 4.5 from iso media "HMC-126.96.36.199.iso"
I printed out the help and completely read it over the last 2 months before beginning deployment.
Deployment is using the "Windows Server 2008 Environment"
---Environment and Background---
Got a bit stuck on item "W08-DWCM.10: To install certificate services" as I was not sure the type of the root to select as it was not listed in the document so I left it at default.
Everything else worked as expected and I followed the document exactly. Well... I did vary a smige.....
--Name the SQL service account MPSSQL not MPSSQLService
--Created a "Service Accounts" & "Security Groups" OU's and created MPSClusterAdmin, MPSSQLCluster, MPSSQL, ClusteredFullTextSearch, ClusteredSQLServer, and ClusteredSQLAgent in the respective OU. I later found reference to http://forums.asp.net/p/1374570/2885206.aspx#2885206
and figured that somewhere HMC will used the x500 distinguished name to reference these objects so I moved the user and group accounts into the USERS ou.
--On all servers the local administrator is renamed, the domain administrator is also renamed. This was done at initial install of the OS and AD before any software or updates.
So what I meant to say is that I followed the document almost exactly [*-)]
I applied all available windows updates as instructed in the documentation and after some research, found that SQL2005 SP3 was certified for HMC 4.5 so I applied that to the cluster without issue.
All servers (including AD01 / 02) were built fresh.
I am using 3 dedicated IP subnets for deployment
10.9.1.x/24 - Zone1
10.9.2.x/24 - Zone2
10.9.3.x/24 - Zone3
All IP communication is working as expected and policy on the firewall is allowing all traffic between zone subnets.
Review of event logs on all servers shows no issues.
Procedure "W08-DWSPV.23: To Install IIS on MPS01 and MPS02" instructs to install:
*1. Application Server Console
*2. Enable network COM+ access
* 3. Enable network DTC access
*4. Internet Information Services(IIS)
* 4a. Common Files
* 4b. Internet Information Services Manager
* 4c. World Wide Web Service
It also says - "You must install Internet Information Services (IIS), including Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions, Network DTC, and Network COM+ Access on MPS01 and MPS02" but the was no step to install the FrontPage extensions. I decided to install
it on both MPS01 and MPS02.
Procedure "W08-DWSPV.30: To configure Active Directory by using the Deployment Tool" instructs: (AD is Windows 2008 Native)
Under the Initialize Active Directory component, right-click Native Mode, and then select Confirm irreversible Native Mode conversion.
The only options are Cancel Install or Force State. Force State makes sense but the "use this feature with caution" message gave me reason to pause and get verification so I left it in the (looks like a cd icon with a red x to the left and a cd icon with a
green + to the right) state as "Confirm irreversible Native Mode conversion" was not available as a choice.
All others selections were good.
---Deployment Problem W08:DVSPV.31 step 8---
I click Start Deployment and ........
Message: Deployment interrupted because of a failure. See inner exception.
Inner Exception (1): System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryServicesCOMException
Message: The server is unwilling to process the request. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80072035)
at Microsoft.Provisioning.DeploymentTool.Engine.ActiveDirectory.set_NativeMode(Boolean value)
at Microsoft.Provisioning.DeploymentTool.Engine.ActiveDirectoryNativeModeEntity.Install(DeploymentAction da)
Sorry for the long post but I wanted to describe the environment instead of just posting that it doesn't work.
I reverified all steps and it did not help. Any assistance you can provide me would be appreciated.
Apr 06, 2009 07:25 AM|Mobay|LINK
Apr 06, 2009 12:16 PM|BradyP|LINK
I was able to detrmine that I set 2008 AD to native mode figuing that I nly have 08 dc's. Well all 2003 member servers worked fine except that when the query ad for the state (mixed / native / version) it fails. If i opened up ad users and computers on
any 2003 member server and looked at the properties of the domain, the forest and domain functional leverl were blank! So, I redeployed all servers fresh.
Apr 09, 2009 08:29 AM|barnsco|LINK
I have the same problem as you and the same setup where the domain is 2008 native mode. When you say you redeployed all servers fresh, what did you do different?
Apr 12, 2009 10:54 PM|BradyP|LINK
Don't set the Windows 2008 Domain to 2008 native mode during the install of Active Directory. Set it to 2003 native mode. The only fix for this is to reinstall AD. The unknown damage that this would do to the deployment is a big risk, figured I should just
rebuild the infrastructure.