DC down, DC up again.
Posted on 2010-08-14
2 DCs. Master fails. I seized the FSMO roles to the second DC. Worked great. Cleaned up Metadata. I rebuilt DNS from scratch on new Master and DHCP.
After tinkering with the failed DC I got it to boot. I turned off DNS and DHCP on the "bad" server. I want this sever up a few more days so I can pull other service configs and some file shares off before I format and reinstall as a DC again.
It is interfearing with the GC. when I try to add a computer to the domain, it shows up under the ADUC of the bad DC and not the Good one. i tryied to rebuild the connections to allow replication. When I force replication it says "replication completed" but the new WS does not show up in the "Good" dc, only the "bad" one.
I checked the Metadata and the PDC roles on both servers and they both point to the "Good" server.
When i ping the domain.local from the Workstations it returns the IP of the Bad DC. flushdns did not fix it.
I want to put the bad DC into a member server role so that it will stop interfearing with the GC long enough to xcopy some files off of it and then format the raid. Keep in mind DCPROMO does not work, and ntdsutil does not see the bad DC.