Remote Site AD Server Died
Posted on 2011-09-02
I have a small problem and need some advice as how to proceed…
I have a have an AD site and about 20 small branch sites all in the same domain and forest. Each remote site has servers which are all local branch domain controllers and file storage. In a nutshell I came in today and one of the branch servers was not responding. To make a long story short we lost a 2 hard drives in a raid 5 setup and the server only had 3 hard drives total.
The server was backed up to a Dell RD1000 cartridge using Backup Exec 12.5. I loaded the cartridge in another server today and cataloged it to that I can pull some important files needed to the staff and I see that I do in fact have a system state backup along with all the data.
The advice I am seeking is how would you proceed? Dell is sending me new Hard Drives and obviously the server needs to be rebuilt. Should I just reinstall server 08 and dump the backup and system state over the fresh install? Keep in mind this server is a DC so should I just rebuild it with a new name and IP and just clean any signs of the old server in AD?
I have all the user data so I am just worried about AD and how I should reintroduce this machine into the network…
Thanks for your time and help!