The error message "A referral is returned by the server
" is received when enabling AD Recycle Bin.
Complete the following:
1. Validate that the user credentials being used are a member, at a minimum, of the Schema Admins group.
2. Ensure the change is occurring on the Schema Master flexible single master operations (FSMO
) role holder domain controller (DC).
a. Open an elevated command prompt.
i. Server 2008 R2
- At the Windows desktop Start
menu, navigate to All Programs,
to expand, right-click Command Prompt
and select 'Run as administrator
ii. Server 2012 and later
- Press the Windows key + Q, and type 'cmd
' in the 'search
' box. Right-click on the
' icon when displayed, and select 'run as administrator
' from the menu.
b. Type 'netdom query fsmo'
and press Enter. Note the server name returned as holding the Schema Master role.
3. If the aforementioned measures are in place, check to see if the Schema Master role is running on the same DC as the Domain Naming Master
FSMO role. If it is not, temporarily consolidate these roles to the same DC and enable the feature from there.
Starting with Windows 2008 R2, AD Recycle Bin is a feature of the forest functional level, meaning that it must be enabled on a forest-level DC holding the appropriate FSMO role. The appropriate forest-level administrative privileges (Schema Admins or Enterprise Admins groups) are required to enable the feature. The above referenced error indicates insufficient rights or a FSMO configuration issue.
For further information please refer to the following link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd379484%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
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