adding a second doman controller
Posted on 2009-02-23
I have a Dell server running Windows Server 2003 Small Business Server at my office. I have outgrown it, so I purchased a new server to replace it. I turned on the new server at my house and let it come up and go through the initial screens. I now find out this was a mistake, and I should have brought the new server up attached to my office LAN. So now I have 2 servers with AD, DNS, DHCP, etc. I was told I could fix this by running DCPROMO on the new server, leaving it disconnected from my office LAN, and DCPROMO would remove AD / DS and let me then join it to the domain and start over correctly. So, I did this, but DCPROMO has been erasing AD and DS for 8 hours now. Is this length of time normal? Should I have done something different to correct my initial error? Any advise on how I can go forward with this mess is greatly appreciated.