Saturday, February 25, 2017

Issue – Windows 2012 R2 Domain Controller promotion failed.

Error Message: - 

Verification of prerequisites for the domain controller promotion failed. The local administrator account becomes the domain administrator account when you create a new domain. The new domain cannot be created because the local administrator account password does not meet the requirements.



Error Description: -

If your system default system administrator account password doesn’t meet new domain controller password policy or default system password was not set, then you will get this error.

Resolution: -

  • Open Run.
  • Type lusrmgr.msc
  • Select Users under local users and groups.
  • Select Administrator Account, Right Click “Rest the Password”
  • Type the complex password and click OK.
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