My 2003 Standard Domain Controller crashed, so I transfered all roles to the backup machine and removed the crashed machine from Active Directory. I even deleted the DNS zone from the backup DC and re-created it (with reverse lookup zone). I verified that the machine is only pointing to itself for DNS, and checked DHCP settings to make sure there is nothing referencig the original DC.
I reinstalled Server 2003 Standard on the original DC and joined it to the domain. I set the TCP/IP settings to point DNS, etc. to (currently the only) Domain Controller. The problem is, when I run dcpromo on the original machine, I get the following error:
The operation failed because: The Active Directory intallation requires domain configuration changes, but whether these changes have been made on the domain controller (current DC FQDN) is undetermined. The installation process has quit. "The system cannot find the file specified"
Any ideas? Do I need to rename the machine? Is the problem because the machine previously existed?