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Hi

I have a 2003 domain and x2 AD servers. One of the said servers has suffered a major hardware failure and cant be recovered. So I am just going to build up a new AD server on another physical system.

My question is am I okay to just re-use the same server name on the new hardware and re-join it to the domain and then dcpromo the server to be a AD again

Or should I use a different server name for the new server and then go from the process of removing the failed server name from the domain?

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You can use the same server name, you just have to clean up that dead DC

It is known as a metadata cleanup   http://www.petri.co.il/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm

If the dead DC held any FSMO roles you will need to seize them   http://www.petri.co.il/seizing_fsmo_roles.htm

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Hi

Thanks for that. As I am down to one AD server I really want to get another one runing ASAP. So would you say best to build up a new AD server with a different server name and get that all sorted. Then I can later on go through the process of removing the dead DC?

I am not that bothered about re-using the name, I thought I just could without having to firstly remove the name from the AD.

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I'd quickly do the metadata cleanup too, it will take you less than 5 minutes.

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