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Lost domain controller

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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We started with two domain controllers both Windows 2000 Server.
Server 1: DC, Schema master, IM
Server 2: Global master

Server 1 was rebuilt some time ago and the Active Directory service and features was not restored.

It appears that our GC has been our serving our network logins, etc. since then

How do we fix this situation if we don't have a backup of the original DC?
Can the GC be used to re create a new DC?
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The GC is a DC also,  

So server 1 is or is not a DC,  confused because you list it as a DC but then say "features were not restored"

Thanks

Mike

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Commented:
Sorry, I know terminology gets in the way sometimes, especially if I'm not consistent.

Server 1 started as a DC but was rebuilt not as a DC

So our network is in a current state of only having a GC to service AD requests.
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So your GC is also a DC,

Can you run

netdom /query fsmo

Does this DC hold the FSMO roles?

Was server1 gracefully demoted?

Thanks

Mike

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c:\Program Files\Support Tools>NETDOM QUERY FSMO
Schema owner                 westinexch.westinfoods.com
Domain role owner           westinexch.westinfoods.com
PDC role                          westinexch.westinfoods.com
RID pool manager            westinexch.westinfoods.com
Infrastructure owner        westinexch.westinfoods.com
The command completed successfully.

I was told it that server1 was demoted properly.

So do these results show that this server is the DC and not just a GC?
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Yes,  every GC is a DC. You can't have a GC on a non-domain controller.  Is that westinexch your DC2

Thanks

Mike

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Commented:
Based on our discussion I believe I do not have an issue/problem as I previously stated in the oringal question.
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We will correct these situations.  Thanks for help and advice.
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