Prep tasks to perform prior to reconnecting the restored 2nd DC to the network
Posted on 2011-03-25
2nd WK8 Standard SP1 DC crashed and unable to boot into Windows. . Prior to crash, did a critical volume backup of it through the Windows Server Backup command line and saved at a remote server.
Had reinstalled windows on the 2nd DC and to restore the 2nd DC, i have copied the WindowsImageBackup folder on the remote server to an external usb disk. Restarted the 2nd DC from W2K8 media CD and from Windows Recovery GUI, did a complete recovery from the external disk. This was all done whilst the restored 2nd DC remained disconnected from the network.
Please advise what other tasks should i perform prior to connecting the restored 2nd DC back to the network and let it replicate from the 1st DC automatically.
Many thanks in advance