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Best way to reinstall a domain controller Windows 2008

Posted on 2011-04-27
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Hello 2 all experts,

What is the best way to reinstall a secondary domain controller ?
The enviorment is this: Windows 2008 domain, 2 domain controllers, TMG 2010 + Exchange.
Cause: the secondary domain controller is rebooting because of some hardware problems, and i want to replace it with another server.
Question by:A Proorocu
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You need to clean metadata with ntdsutil, of the failed DC then build your new DC.  Make sure Exchange was not pointing to the failed DC.  I can attach a doc if your unsure on how to clean metadata

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by:A Proorocu
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Thanks for the fast reply.
The doc will be higly appreciated :)
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give me 10mins I will
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Vinchenzo-the-Second earned 2000 total points
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File attached.  When you have done the cleanup run dcdiag /v on the current DC to make sure all is ok.  if you have any errors please let me know.

The doc relates to Windows 2003 but its same principle with 2008

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