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New Win23k Domain controller

Posted on 2008-10-07
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To make a long story short.  A new Win2k3 domain controller, just promoted today, no backup even performed and now there's no trace of it in the software sense, it basically blew up and only its AD account remains.

I just rebuilt it and want to determine what the best approach would be here.  I'd like to keep same name and re-add it if possible.   What's the best step to take here with respect to re-adding it to the domain.  There's another DC in this site. I know, should have demoted and removed it before blowing it up, but it is what it is at this juncture.  

TIA

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LauraEHunterMVP earned 500 total points
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Perform a metadata cleanup from a working DC before attempting to re-promote. Once this is done, you can re-promote using the same computer name.

http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm
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found answer myself. thx
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