Adding back domain controller with the same name as one that was manually deleted?

Posted on 2011-10-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
We had a domain controller that failed and I removed it manually from the metadata.  We now have a new server and would like to name it with the same name as the one that was manually deleted.  When I went through the manual deletion there were warnings about never turning that machine on again.  Does that apply to the SID or the name?  Can I use the same name on a different server and promote it to be a domain controller?
Question by:KaiserAluminum
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    If you look under _msdcs folder for your domain in DNS you will see unique aliases linked to each domain controller - that alongside the security identifier are the unique elements which seperate the DC's - you can create the new DC with the same name without issue as both the alias and security identifiers will be different

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