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Windows 2008R2 domain controller which was shut down for 8 months - can I turn it on??

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Are there any drawbacks I should expect?
What about FRS (domain replication)?

Thanks in advance
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Unless you changed the tompbstone lifetime of your forest you have gone over that, you can check the value using procedures in the link below

http://windowsitpro.com/windows/q-how-can-i-check-tombstone-lifetime-my-active-directory-forest

If you bring it back up that box will not replicate.   You also won't be able to cleanly demote it.

You clean up the box from AD (metadata cleanup)  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc816907(v=ws.10).aspx#bkmk_graphical

You can either forecfully demote the box (dcpromo /forceremoval) and then add it back to the domain or install windows and promote it again.

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Mike
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Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
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in short make sure it synchronizes with Active Directory
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oleggold  your links have nothing to do with the potential problem
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Guys - thanks for the swift reply's.
This is the ONLY DC. So what should I do?
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that is different, if it is the only DC  in the forest then you don't have to worry about replication etc.  

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Thanks Mike.
So I can turn it back on safely?
No worries about tombstone etc.?
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Yeah there are no tombstones or replication in a single DC forest.   Is this a test lab?  Just wondering how users have been able to logon for 8 months.

Thanks

Mike
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It was a `frozen` project which now needs to be re-initiated.
So - I'm starting it - many thanks !
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