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Recovering from from failed domain controller

Posted on 2009-12-29
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Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I have a server that lost it's raid configurations.  The server was running server 2008 and was the only domain controller in the domain.  All other network services were running on virtual servers on this server.

I'm having to rebuild the server as there was no good backup.  

My question is this:  How do I rejoin client computers to the domain without loosing all of the user's profies?
Question by:andrewg96
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It may be moot point at this stage, but when RAID controllers go brain-dead and lose their configuration, the situation is recoverable .. so keep that in mind if this should ever happen again.

(sorry, can't help with this particular AD question)
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If you have system state backup,you can reconfigure the dc on same hardware.
If you don't have backup,you have to configure new domain.
This is the problem with single dc on production environment.
Try to recove old server & Thats the only way you can be saved,else there is no option without ADC or backup.
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David earned 2000 total points
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How about this ...

Join the computer to the new DC, have the user log on with new profile.  Then log in as admin and copy the old profile to the new one?  

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