Solved

I need to replace a Windows 2003 DC with the same server name ?

Posted on 2008-06-19
4
199 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-17
I setup a second Windows 2003 DC as a global catalog and DNS server and moved it to a new location.
I setup a new replacement server Windows 2003 Server with the primary DCs name and joined the domain. I realized that the second Windows 2003 DC with the global catalog was in storage has not replicated in ttwo weeks. I added alot if exchange user and groups and really need to find away to get the AD from the old primary Windows DC. Any suggestions ?
0
Comment
Question by:cap7
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:thor_08
Comment Utility
Hello, I do not understand something.
The new location is the second domain controller.
The original site has replaced the first domain controller on the other with the same name and then that the second domain controller not replicate 2 weeks ago?
so is the problem?
0
 
LVL 95

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
What do you mean "I realized that the second Windows 2003 DC with the global catalog was in storage" - do you mean you removed the old DC from the network and stored it some place without properly demoting it?  If so, GET IT BACK NOW.  Let it replicate.  Then remove it from the network PROPERLY.

Otherwise, there shouldn't be a significant problem if the two servers can communicate.  Consider setting up a VPN if necessasry.

0
 

Author Comment

by:cap7
Comment Utility
I setup a second Windows 2003 Server as a global catalog for redundancy, then took it offline and moved it to a co-location and it took a while to get the co-location to get the WAN and power to the second Windows 2003 Server with a GC. I setup a  setup a new server at the co-location with the same name as the old existing location primary DC( I plan to decomission the primary DC because it is old) Now that I replaced the computer object of the old primary DC with a new computer object on the 2nd DC AD with the same name; there is no way to snync the AD form the original old primary DC. So now I need a tool to get any recent AD changes from the old primary DC.
0
 

Author Comment

by:cap7
Comment Utility
I just needed to copy the fsmo roles from the server object with the old IP address.
0

Featured Post

How to improve team productivity

Quip adds documents, spreadsheets, and tasklists to your Slack experience
- Elevate ideas to Quip docs
- Share Quip docs in Slack
- Get notified of changes to your docs
- Available on iOS/Android/Desktop/Web
- Online/Offline

Join & Write a Comment

Mapping Drives using Group policy preferences Are you still using old scripts to map your network drives if so this article will show you how to get away for old scripts and move toward Group Policy Preference for mapping them. First things f…
Find out how to use Active Directory data for email signature management in Microsoft Exchange and Office 365.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now