Help Restoring AD on a W2k8 PDC
Posted on 2010-11-09
Please help me get back a primary domain conrtoller up.
We have a Dell T110 server running Windows 2008 with Raid 1, one of the hard disks seems to have failed on the weekend and we found the system crashed on Monday. Due to some reason, the system was asking for System Restore and for the Local Administrator account password, which, much to our shock, was not written down, not what we can remember. So we had to restore from the previous day's backup done by Windows Server's built-in Backup.
The restore went fine and the system booted back in a Jiffy. But the clients were unable to access their shares and we found that the SYSVOL and NETLOGON share are not showing. dcdiag said errors about the kds not available etc. I set burflags to d4 and restarted the server. Now sysvol share comes up and netlogon still does not come.
Before all this event, there was another 2003 server set at PDC. this new server was gradually promoted but somehow, we were testing by powering down the old dc but we forgot to depromote the old dc. the new dc did report some journal wrap condition which was resolved by setting the same burflag to d4.
Now, after the restore today, we removed the oldserver from ad using metadata cleanup and removing the old server's records from the dns zones.
So now, Netlogon is not yet showing up, sysvol folder seemes pretty much empty except for some DO_NOT_REMOVE folder. I can still see old group policies defined in gp editor.
What can I do to bring back the server fully?