“Enable-ADOptionalFeature : A referral was returned from the server” Error Message

December 16, 2014

Symptom

The following error may appear during Active Directory Recycle Bin enable process: “Enable-ADOptionalFeature : A referral was returned from the server”.

Resolution

a. Locate the server/s that hosting “Domain Naming Master” and the “Schema Master” FSMO (Flexible Single Master Operations) Roles.

b. In case that the each role is locate in a separate Active Directory domain, transfer the Domain Naming Master” and the “Schema Master” FSMO to a single server.

c. Force Active Directory replication.

d. Retry to enable the Active Directory Recycle Bin

 

For further information please review:

Step-By-Step: Enabling Active Directory Recycle Bin in Windows Server 2012 R2

Step-by-Step Guide to migrate FSMO roles from windows 2003 server to windows 2012 R2 server

Enabling the Active Directory Recycle Bin using PowerShell

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