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installing new active directory server

I have a remote server that no longer will sync with active directory (access denied see here http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_2000_Active_Directory/Q_22715872.html ).  I am thinking of replacing this whole server.  If I buy a new server with windows 2003 server and name it the same computer name, can I use dcpromo and promote it and it will start replicating?
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durrence71
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Not a chance.  AD is based on SIDs and GUIDs - Security IDs and Globally Unique IDs.  Because of this you can't just replace or rename something - it's sid is different.  Think of it like Social Security Numbers (Government issued ID numbers).  You can change your name to "john smith" but your ID number is still different from every other john smith.

I would suggest you focus on resolving your problem properly.
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KCTSCommented:
Agreed . You could add a new server and promote that to be a new DC and see if that works, if it is ok then you can demote and remove the other server, that has more chance of working but if there are underlying infrastructure issues you will just hit the same problem again.
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durrence71Author Commented:
I agree I'd prefer to resolve the problem properly, but have had no luck.  Any suggestions on why I'm getting the access denied on replication?  there is more info at this link http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_2000_Active_Directory/Q_22715872.html

It had been working fine and then quit on 7/22.  I know I have 60 days before it tombstones.  I've research a ton on here and google, but not much success.  I was going to replace the server at some point this year and may just go ahead and replace it earlier than planned and then promote the new server back to a domain controller at the remote site.
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durrence71Author Commented:
I agree I'd prefer to resolve the problem properly, but have had no luck.  Any suggestions on why I'm getting the access denied on replication?  there is more info at this link http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_2000_Active_Directory/Q_22715872.html

It had been working fine and then quit on 7/22.  I know I have 60 days before it tombstones.  I've research a ton on here and google, but not much success.  I was going to replace the server at some point this year and may just go ahead and replace it earlier than planned and then promote the new server back to a domain controller at the remote site.
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