"The Directory Service is Busy." Error Message When Trying to Rename PCs on AD 2012 R2 Domain

As the title says, I'm trying to rename some existing PCs on a Windows 2012 R2 Active Directory domain, but I keep getting the error: The Directory Service is Busy.

The command I am using is:

netdom renamecomputer <OLD_NAME> /newname:<NEW_NAME> /ud:DOMAIN\user /pd:* /force /reboot:300

This command works on some machines but not others. Using Powershell elicits the same response. Any troubleshooting suggestions?


March 10th, 2015 8:46pm

Hi,

Considering that your issue isn't really PowerShell specific I'd probably try asking this question over in the Directory Services forum:

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/home?forum=winserverDS&filter=alltypes&sort=lastpostdesc

Perhaps someone here will have some answers for you as well, but I imagine the DS forum will be your quickest route to an answer.

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March 10th, 2015 8:55pm

As the title says, I'm trying to rename some existing PCs on a Windows 2012 R2 Active Directory domain, but I keep getting the error: The Directory Service is Busy.

The command I am using is:

netdom renamecomputer <OLD_NAME> /newname:<NEW_NAME> /ud:DOMAIN\user /pd:* /force /reboot:300

This command works on some machines but not others. Using Powershell elicits the same response. Any troubleshooting suggestions?

(this is cross post from Powershell here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/b82cc024-4c33-47a7-bfb7-85a0a03ff357/the-directory-service-is-busy-error-message-when-trying-to-rename-pcs-on-ad-2012-r2-domain?forum=winserverpowershell)

March 10th, 2015 10:29pm

Thanks! I cross posted it to Directory Services here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/908d9a19-6013-4482-8c14-997ead216523/the-directory-service-is-busy-error-message-when-trying-to-rename-pcs-on-ad-2012-r2-domain?forum=winserverDS

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March 10th, 2015 10:29pm

Hello,

A Similar thread avaialble , whcih can resolve your issue. Please see if it helps.

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/itmanagement/en-US/2d04b3b1-7d33-4641-9736-5367d50788ae/directory-service-is-busy?forum=winserver8gen 

Regards

Biju

March 10th, 2015 10:43pm

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