I have a few servers in my farm and recently one of them went down. I'm thinking the easiest way to deal with this is to clone the servers. Each of these servers are identical models and hardware with hot-swappable drives. They're running Windows 2003 Server and Presentation Server 4.0, and the data store is on an MS SQL 2005 server. I do not have a base image of any of these machines, although I figured I could probably just pull one of the drives from a working server and pop it into the one I need to rebuild. I just don't know what adjustments to make and I guess I'm looking for some reassurance since I've never tried doing this before.
I read the Citrix article (CTX107406) at http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX107406&searchID=-1
. I'm still a little confused though. I believe the process would go something like this?
1. Remove the bad server from the farm and from the domain.
2. Unplug the bad server from the network.
3. Replace the bad server's drives with a hard drive from one of the good/working servers.
4. Generate and apply a new SID for the server. (How/where do I do this?)
5. Rename the machine and join it back to the domain.
6. Start the IMA service.
7. Edit the registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWAR
MA. Set "ServerHost" to the new name.
8. Edit the registry key: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\(S
ID). Set "RunAs" to "(server name)\Ctx_SmaUser"
How off am I? ;)