Dc/Dns server down need to make other server dc/dns server

I have a server my dc has died. I need to seize the fsmos and make the other server my new dc and dns server. We are on server 2003.

Please help.
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Suliman Abu KharroubConnect With a Mentor IT Consultant Commented:
yes it is possible, but you need to join all the clients to the new domain (DC) and to create new users... these users will have new SIDs and as a result you have to redefine all the permission on shared folder/printers ...etc


it depends on how many user/machine do you have and the scoop of work, you will build everything from the search .
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Commented:
You have to restore from backups.
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vmaganAuthor Commented:
we have no backups. Backup was not working. Any other way to get the other server to act as the new dc\dns\dhcp server?
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Commented:
As I know, there is no way to do that without backup on hand specially if the failed DC is the only DC in the AD forest.
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vmaganAuthor Commented:
I can just run a dc promo and setup a new dc and dns server right? I'll start from scratch not a problem. Is it possible?
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Commented:
simply, the new DC is as same as if you want to setup a new domain (but with the same name of the old one).
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vmaganAuthor Commented:
Yea it's only about 15 pcs. Do I need the window CD or just a dc promo to add ad and dns servers?
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Suliman Abu KharroubIT Consultant Commented:
I think you need the media source to complete the installation... but not sue.
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Leon FesterConnect With a Mentor Senior Solutions ArchitectCommented:
It doesn't come easier than:
"How To Create an Active Directory Server in Windows Server 2003"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324753

Then configure DNS
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323380/EN-US
or http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324259/EN-US

Then setup a DHCP Server
Create users,
Add computers,
And then.....

BACKUP

Good luck and welcome to the Active Directory! :)

I'm assuming you know a little about networking to get around the IP address setup?
Otherwise post back and we'll help you.
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vmaganAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys
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