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Can you rebuild secondary DC using the same netbios name?

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We have two servers the primary dc is fine but the secondary died. We tried to restore the active directory from backup but get blue screen. My question is can i rebuild the machine using the same name and just re-add it to the domain. Or should i delete the computer from the domain and then re-add the new rebuit dc?


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You will need to delete the DC in Active Directory using NTDSUTIL to both remove it and clean up the metadata.  Then you can add it back with the same domain name.

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http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm
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thank you !!!
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