I plan to deploy two server - one production and one standby. The production one is a stand alone box and the standby lives in a cluster. They are both Windows 2008.
The the standby server remain in shut states until the production has problem, I will bring it online.
I am running a test to shut the production server down and create a server with the same name in the standby cluster. It keeps complaining the server is already in use in Active Directory.
I thought when I shut the production down, it should not complain.
Please advise if there is another better way of doing it. I just try not to remote the production server from AD and rejoin the server.