Replacing crashed domain controller with new server
Posted on 2012-03-13
I recently had a Windows Server 2003 crash and burn that was the domain controller of the client network. There also is a Windows 2011 Essentials server running as the GC on the network.
I'm installing server 2008 standard R2 on the new server and have it as the DC again. I was thinking that I could give it the same name and install it back on the network to replicate AD from the 2011 server. Am I wrong in my thinking?
Normally in this situation I would just make the 2011 server the DC, but it was not installed for the purpose of running AD. It is primarily used to run medical applications and the client would like that role only to be used as a backup on this server.
These are the only two servers on the network.