Unable to re-add a domain contorller after running dcpromo /forceremoval
Posted on 2008-10-18
I ma sitting at a client location that has two domain controlers. 1 Windows 2000 and 1 Windows 2003. The Windows 2003 controller had been unable to communicate long enough that it had past the tombstone period so I went ahead and removed the active directory however it was unsuccessful without using DCPromo /forceremoval. I forcably removed it and and went through on the Windows 2000 mahcine and cleaned up the metabase, dns, and ad.
Now I am trying to re-add the domain and it is continually failing giving me this error "The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely matter" I get this error if I try to create the machine as a domain controller or as a computer on the domain. Any ideas?