Demote sbs 2003 for AD repair
Posted on 2011-09-14
I have a customer running a sbs 2003 box and server 2008 r2 box. The 2008 box is setup as a backup domain controller. The sbs box crashed one night and corrupted the AD databases. After working with Microsoft we were able to recover the databases and get them up and running. Since then the customers computers running XP cannot connect to the sbs server using the computer name, only the ip address works. Looking at the logs on the sbs box shows replication errors in the Directory Service log.
My question is, can I demote the sbs box and then turn around and promote it again to recreate the AD databases?