troubleshooting Question

windows 2003-2008- domain controller rename = no domain

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Hello,
Big problems here.

There was a 2003 domain controller 'server2009'.
Raised from 2000 to 2003 functionality level, adprep ecc.
Added dc1 on windows 2008 r2 with dcpromo.
functional
Added a RODC "dc2zentyal" (zentyal not windows, hence read only)

Demoted server2009, rebooted, renamed to oldserver2009 = no more 2003 dc with new name.

Domain was fine working on dc1.

Then we renamed dc1 to server2009, using netdom computername dc1.domain.local /add:server2009.domain.local

Tried a /makeprimary and remove. Both failed with reason: "" (no reason)

But the only rw domain controller now has hostname server2009. Unfortunately the domain does not work, netlogon does not start error 0000064.

Tried a dns clean up renaming any occurrance of dc1 to server2009

dcdiag /fix states still dc1, failed connection to dc1.


Currently no domain controller is reachable.

dc2zentyal had completed the replica but is now disconnected before it gets screwed up too.

So I have:
a non working dc1.
no backups of system states of a working dc1,
a rodc dc2zentyal,
a demoted and renamed server2003,
a bks ntbackup system state from one month ago (no important changes). should I remove DC1 new and restore system state on the old demoted dc so it comes back as a normal dc and start over? Would that work?

What can I do? And what was wrong in renaming the dc? Should I have had another extra dc as global master ecc?

Here there are no lab procedures and no test envirnoments unfortunately, just a situation to fix
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