You are using the Virtualized Domain Controller (VDC) cloning feature introduced in Windows Server 2012. After attempting to clone a new VDC, you find that it boots in Directory Services Repair Mode (DSRM). After examining the dcpromo.log you see:
============================== [INFO] The attempted domain controller operation has completed [INFO] Updating service status to 4 [INFO] DsRolepSetOperationDone returned 0 [ERROR] vDC Cloning: Cloning failed with error code 0x80041005. [INFO] vDC Cloning: Set vDCCloningComplete event. [INFO] Rebooting machine ==============================
The DcCloneConfig.xml file contains only one WINS server specified, either as the <PreferredWINSServer> or <AlternateWINSServer> element. For example:
Specify valid and unique WINS server entries in both the <PreferredWINSServer> and<AlternateWINSServer> elements, or provide no WINS entries at all. You can also use DHCP or router-based addressing to provide WINS entries to the cloned domain controllers.
After performing these repair operations, retry cloning:
Run the following commands from an elevated CMD prompt: