Domain Controller Restore.
Posted on 2012-03-13
I have a really qq. We have 2 domain controllers, one virtulised hosting the FSMO roles and the other physical. Let's say the fsmo role holder fails catastophically. If we need to restore, from the backup is it as simple as creating a new VHD which is the same as the previous VHD. Booting from the ISO, choosing repair and selecting the system backup we have? In the interim should we seize the roles to the second domain controller? Or is it ok to leave the FSMO roles in suspend mode on the old domain controller until we restore it?
I know you cant just restore use an earlier copy of the VHD file.