Some PCs unable to login to a 2003 domain. One server may have tombstoned?
Posted on 2013-11-13
I have three domain controlers all running 2003
Some PCs are able to login without an issue but some cannot.
One DC was offline for over 60 days so I think it has now tombstoned. This DC has no roles and is not hosting any critial applications. I have NTDS replication in the event viewer (one is event ID 2042)
I'm tempted to demote the problematic DC in the short term to get the users back online as soon as possible. Would this sort this issue?
Is it as easy as DCPROMO and follow the wizard or is there anything else I can try? And can I demote a dc via remote desktop?. The DC in question is a virtual server on ESXI.