Disaster: Domain Controller Failed , best way to restore?
Posted on 2010-01-13
just now my active directory domain controller crashed, cannot be recovered.
I am running 1 forest with 5 domains. All domain controllers are Windows 2008 native.
A domain controller in one of my domains crashed and I would like to know what would be the best way to proceed.
i would also like to know what would be the best wa to backup and restore a failed Domain controller.
In the domain in question I have 2 domain controllers. DC1 is the GC and DNS.
DC2 failed and has some of the fsmo roles, not sure which.
What I would do is reload the machine, give it a different name and dc promo it into the domain.
Then forcibly remove the failed DC from the domain.
Is this the best way?
Our DCs were backed up using an imaging method. The latest backup I have is 1 week old. I dont feel comfortable restoring it.
Thanks for all your help guys.