The following error can be expected during the final steps of the migration process where we are removing the source SBS 2003 box from Active Directory:
Active Directory Installation Wizard
The operation failed because:
Failed to configure the service NETLOGON as requested
“The wait operation timed out.”
If this error happens, click OK, then click back to the Welcome in the Active Directory Installation Wizard. Click Next back through the Wizard to restart the process.
The DCPromo demote should run successfully from there. It did for us.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book