Ok guys, this is going to require a lot of help as i am sure i wont remember to say everything you will want to know. I have enherited a bad situation. I have Windows 2000 server, Server "A" which is a file server and hosts AD, DHPC, DNS that is about to die if I reboot it. This is due to a failed drive that when clicking in the dell array manager remotely, I accidentally put the drive back online. (I know, trust me it was truly accidental even with the confirmation ...one of those real late morning deals) Well need less to say I figure well I will let it be since it was only down for (the supposed failed HD) for approximately 6 hours. Well need less to say, I logged into the server today (a week later) and I am getting c: drive is currupt, backupexec files are corrupt. So my guess is the server is screwed if I reboot it, AND the backups havent been working. On the network I have server "B" which has exchange on it and citrix. This server "B" is on the domain but seems to not be replicating AD. And is not being shown in Server "A"'s AD as a Domain Controller. My thoughts are before working on Server "A" and bringing the whole place to its knees, to bring server "B" as a replicator of AD dhcp and what not so the network wont be completely shut down.
Take care to note that I said server "B" has citrix and email on it. When I looked at the AD setup I can add the second server, but it says the process will remove all local accounts if i proceed with the AD setup. This would not be good if it were true as you could imagine people are loggin in via Citrix and from what I can tell the accounts are local on that server("B") Ok so start sending me questions as I am sure I have lots more to tell you but I hope this is a good start in the right direction anyway,