Solved

Replication issue - temp fix possible?

Posted on 2010-09-17
4
351 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I've got a secondary DC in a remote office which hasn't replicated in ages and I think is tombstoned.  Other member servers are occasionally having the dreaded "The Trust relationship between this workstation and the domain failed" message on RDP login. - causing system downtime while I de-join/rejoin to get people working again.  I'm assuming this has to do with the long-failed replication on the remote server.  I've seen in other articles that reformatting the server is the quickest way to restore health to the domain but I am unable to get to the location for several weeks due to other commitments.

Is there a stop-gap measure or workaround to stop this awful "Trust relationship failed..." error?  The dejoin/rejoin works for maybe a day.

Could I simply shut down the non-replicating server in the meantime or would this cause additional problems - the remote machines could authenticate across the VPN to the PDC...

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:JSEE18
  • 3
4 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:ashwinee
ID: 33702387
reinstall this
0
 
LVL 74

Accepted Solution

by:
Glen Knight earned 125 total points
ID: 33702397
Simply running DCPROMO to remove Active Directory then running DCPROMO again to re-promote the server will sort this out.
0
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Glen Knight
ID: 33702418
Dorothy to add that if for some reason you are unable to gracefully remove Active Directory run DCPROMO /forceremoval then do a METADATA cleanup to remove it from Active Directory as per: http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm

Hopefully it doesn't have any FSMObroles? If so that makes it more complicated.
0
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Glen Knight
ID: 33702423
FSMObroles= FSMO roles
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, we will see the basic design consideration while designing a Multi-tenant web application in a simple manner. Though, many frameworks are available in the market to develop a multi - tenant application, but do they provide data, cod…
This article shows how to deploy dynamic backgrounds to computers depending on the aspect ratio of display
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring their Windows Server 2012 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted, external resource. Use Google, Bing, or other preferred search engine to locate trusted NTP …
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

25 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now