Here is the scenario. My building was hit by meteorite.
All I have is a desktop PC, OS disk and full DC backup.
I need to restore my DC to a different hardware.
I would like to get a WORKING solution someone actually TRIED.
My original Domain consisted 4 domain controllers. 3 x 2003 R2 and 1 x 2008 R2 (FSMO).
I'm restoring that 2008 R2.
I know that there are hundreds of posts everywhere on the internet. And that’s the problem. After searching for a long time, I couldn’t find anything useful.
So please, don’t just google for 'restore domain controller to different hardware' and copy paste the result (or actual solution). I know how to use google.
I'm only interested in first hand experience. Otherwise, shush ! :)