Hi - question on rebuilding a single 2003 domain controller that has crashed - with no backup - that has 3 add'l member servers in this single domain - and appx 25 end users running Wyse thin clients.
1 of the member servers is a Terminal Services box - the other an application box and the 3rd not quite sure yet at this point.
Questions (at this point):
#1 - With a "single" domain controller rebuild situation, can this rebuilt server be dcpromo'd with maintaining the originally configured domain name?
#2 - Can the rebuilt DC be given the same netbios name as originally assigned?
#3 - Can the originally assigned IP address be re-assigned to the rebuilt server?
#4 - Member Servers - on a typical w/s I would know to remove/rejoin the domain. Any idea what I'm looking at with these domain-based member servers? Not sure if these need to be treated the same as a w/s by removing/re-joining the domain in the same fashion as a workstation?
#5 - Thin clients (WYSE in this case) I've not worked with before. Nothing is bootable at the moment, so can't tell if they're joined to the domain, or what domain-based configuration issues I may be looking at with these thin-clients. Comments appreciated on this item.
All I can think of atm. Huge thanks for any assistance/input.