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...