"The specified Windows component could not be found:Microsoft-Windows-DirectoryServices-DOmainController-SrvFnd-Package"
If you click okay on that error message you will see the following additional error message:
"Deployment did not complete successfully. Review Deployment logs for full details."
The BDD.log will show the following:
ERROR - ADDS role configuration with DCPromo failed , rc = 25
Ensure that Active Directory Domain Services (Core) is not enabled(Unchecked) in the "Install roles and features" step
Ensure that you have the "Configure ADDS" Step enabled and configured for your domain controller settings
cmd /C C:\Windows\system32\dcpromo.exe /answer:C:\Users\ADMINI~1\AppData\Local\Temp\AD_Answer.txt
The AD_Answer.txt contains the following information(based on what you entered in Task Sequencer editor in the MDT console)
DatabasePath = C:\Windows\NTDS
LogPath = C:\Windows\NTDS
SysVolPath = C:\Windows\SYSVOL
RebootOnSuccess = NoAndNoPromptEither
ReplicaOrNewDomain = ReadOnlyReplica
ReplicaDomainDnsName = contoso
ReplicationSourceDC = ServerA
UserName = administrator
UserDomain = contoso
ConfirmGC = Yes
To troubleshoot other errors with this step you can manually run the command listed above to see what the output is. Note you will need to edit AD_Answer.txt and add the Password and SafeModeAdminPassword entries back in since MDT removes this line for security reasons at end of the task sequence. For example you may see error that you need to run adprep /forestprep.
Article ID: 2401601 - Last Review: Sep 3, 2010 - Revision: 1