Changing to a new Domain Controller
Posted on 2008-10-17
I have a few questions I hope someone can answer. At present I have a domain controller that for some reason will not allow users to access with roaming profiles. In discussion with a Microsoft technician he advised that it would be best to re-install the OS and build DC from scratch. He stated that there were so many problems, that this would be the easiest solution. Rather than completely wipe the DC and build over, I was wondering if I built up another server, ran DCPromo and move the roles from the troubled DC to this new one then demote the troubled server and rebuild at that time. I would think that this would keep my users accounts available and I am hoping that the roaming profile issue would be fixed as well. Would like your thoughts on this matter. Also was wondering if you know if a DC can run from a virtual server environment? I have a VMware server it would be ideal if I could build this new server from within here then maybe share the roles when I the old server is rebuilt. I hope this makes sense.