LOST DC , NEED HELP
Posted on 2011-05-10
Worst nightmare occurred and Customer has no reliable backup.
Recently we added a member server to a customers current domain, added roles (dns dhcp, FS) We ran ADPREP 2003 Server Promoted the 2008 Server as an additional Domain Controller
Migrate existing application specific file data (XCOPY, including file date stamps )
Transition FSMO roles from old 2003 server (SERVER01) to new 2008 server (HSDCFS1)
Updated existing server to verify new DNS information.
DCPROMO SERVER01 to HSDCFS1
All was perfect and the customer was feelin the love, .... then, this weekend two drives died in the RAID 5 array. What are the odds.
The array was built with four drives (no hot swap).
We called seagate and tested the drives with Seatools. They are bad. The array is blown.
That Said. PLEASE HELP !!!
They have a single domain. The old DC is still active but does not hold the FSMO roles.
I will be receiving two new drives today and need to build (rebuild ) the new server.
What would you Do?
Should I fix the old server to get the DC and FSMO back ?
OR.. create the new server and a new domain, then add the remove and add the old server and workstations to the new domain?
This needs to happen today . Can you help guide my decesion?