Failed Server

Posted on 2012-08-22
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-09-02
I have been building a 2008 Server to replace my very old 2003 Server..

I had got as far as dcpromo ing it and was getting ready to move the FSMO roles, when the hard disk on the new machine failed. I have no mirror on the new machine. So I am going to re build the 2008 server again, with a new hard disk and then want to dcdpromo again.

How do I remove the references to this server from my existing AD and DNS server?

Question by:jontyplatt

Accepted Solution

Mike earned 1500 total points
ID: 38321233
This is a pretty good article that should help you

LVL 20

Expert Comment

ID: 38321234
if you havent transferred any roles - you can just remove all references in AD

However, for safety I would configure the "new" server with another name this time so as to be sure that there will be no confusion
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Brad Bouchard
ID: 38321534
Make sure it's gone out of DNS, DHCP, AD, and also check Active Directory Sites and Services.

Featured Post

Simplify Active Directory Administration

Administration of Active Directory does not have to be hard.  Too often what should be a simple task is made more difficult than it needs to be.The solution?  Hyena from SystemTools Software.  With ease-of-use as well as powerful importing and bulk updating capabilities.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Learn about cloud computing and its benefits for small business owners.
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
This tutorial will give a an overview on how to deploy remote agents in Backup Exec 2012 to new servers. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as connecting to a remote Back…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

862 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question