Restored Domain Controller from old Ghost, don't want old AD data.

Posted on 2007-07-30
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I have two domain controllers, Server 2003, sp1.

One is DC1, the other DC2.

DC1 had all the roles.  Recently, the DC1 HD crashed.

I successfully seized/transfered all the roles to DC2 and DC2 is running fine as the lone DC.

Now I restored DC1 from a ghost, but the ghost is 4 months old and there have been many Active Directory changes in those 4 months.

Currently, I have the ethernet cable unplugged from DC1 and it's up (the ghost worked) but I'm afraid to plug it into the network.

How do I make sure that DC2 is the boss, and that all the new data will remain unchanged and that DC1 won't try to re-establish or re-institute the old, out-of-date Active Directory?

Question by:gateguard
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    Expert Comment

    Is there any reason why you would need the full image restored? What about just a fresh intall. After that promote the dc and you will be good to go.

    Author Comment

    The only thing I was worried about was the Server2003 license.  Whether or not that will activate again, or if I'll have a problem with that.  Otherwise, I think your suggestion is the way to go.

    Author Comment

    So is there a way to use the ghost?
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    Accepted Solution

    If you use the ghost backup the group policies could interfere with the current group policies. Is there anything on the ghost image that is vital to retain?

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