Step by Step for rebuilding tombstoned Domain Controller

I recently tombstoned a DC while converting it from P2V and have been assigned with the tast of ressurecting it. Instead of doing so since it is Windows 2003 my IT director has decided I build a new DC with AD, DHCP, DNS services on a Windows 2008 R2 virtual server (on top of ESX4.1u1). I need help with the step by step (forgive cliched terminology but true nonetheless) process for doing so. This is for a satellite location that replicates with 3 other locations. I have never set one up so was looking for a guide of sorts so that I don't FU(% this one up.
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JRome225Asked:
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Sushant GulatiConsultantCommented:
I dont think you need any step by step guide.

1. What are the roles the OLD DC had apart from acting as a DC? Like File Server or Print Server?
2. How did you bring this DC into Tombstone Life Cycle?
3. What is the Replication topology the DC was configured with?
4. Are the other sites able to talk to each other with no delay?
5. Is the old DC is a part of the same domain?
6. What is the OS installed on other Domain Controller? If yes, Windows 2008 R2, then it's just fine if not then follow the steps given below.

If yes, then you just need to build the promote the new DC into the existing domain and force the replication. The per-requisites are only to run the AD prep from the DvD of Windows 2008 R2 on other domain controllers to prepare the schema compatible with Windows 2008 R2 versions.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753437%28WS.10%29.aspx
http://www.petri.co.il/prepare-for-server-2008-r2-domain-controller.htm

If it's a File Server then you can run FSMT tool to copy the files over to the new DC with the same set of permissions and attributes.

http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/file-systems/how-do-i-use-the-microsoft-file-server-migration-toolkit-fsmt-

If it's a Print Server then you can use Print Management Console to migrate the printers on the new domain controller beside that you would need to have 64 BIT drivers of the printers otherwise you can install x86 drivers on Windows 2008 R2 machine using PMC console.

http://www.petri.co.il/enterprise-print-management-in-windows-server-2008-part-two.htm
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd379488%28WS.10%29.aspx

Let us know if there is anything else we could help you with.

Good Luck..!!
~SG~
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
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JRome225Author Commented:
Good foundation.
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