Secondary DC failing hardware
Posted on 2013-06-03
I have a domain with 2 DC's. The primary DC is a 2008 server is running the following:
Domain naming Master
RID pool Manager
The secondary DC is a 2003 Server , and its failing. I noticed I could connect to it last week; so I traveled to its location and noticed it wasn't booting properly. I got it backup using the last know good configuration, and I thought it was fine, but again I cant connect. Anyway probable to much info.
I'm thinking that its going to probably die soon. So seeing that its an old P3 server; I'm thinking its best to replace it.
The Secondary DC is in another city connected via routers.
My question is; what would be the best procedure for removing it from the domain?
Also if I get it turned on now after being down for 4 days; will it cause issue?