Replication latency or replication errors can cause inconsistency in the domain naming master role owner as seen by different domain controllers in the forest.

Procedure DRX.5: To troubleshoot domain naming master errors in Active Directory Installation Wizard

  • Verify replication is functioning for the domain naming master.

  • Verify the existence of operations masters to ensure that domain controllers in the forest are consistent about the computer name that is designated as the current domain naming master.

  • View the current operations master role holders and confirm that the domain naming master is a global catalog server.