Domain controller issue - Force current DC to replicate from old DC?
Posted on 2010-03-30
We had two win 2003 DC's, let's call them DC1 and DC2.
We recently took down DC1 (hardware was acting up), leaving just DC2 to run AD. Due to some bungling on our part we've now messed up some settings in active directory and need to get back to where things were.
Is it possible to re-introduce DC1 and then force DC2 to replicate AD from DC1? DC1 hasn't been on the network for about 2 weeks, so it's not that it's been down for months.
The issue is that DC2 is also our exchange server, so it's not that I can just take it offline indefinitely.