Windows 2003 pdc (and gc) crashed, how to get other dc to authenicate network servers
Posted on 2014-01-06
We have a very old windows 2003 network that we are in the process of upgrading. However, our PDC crashed. It also was the GC. Now half of my users and servers can authenticate, but others can't access any network services. The exchange 2003 server we have can't start the exchange services. It gives us a Servier is not Operational error, which I looked up and is related to naming.
We only have one additional dc. I'm going to add another, but for right now, I have to get everyone operational. Can I seize the roles, even though I only have one remaining dc? I read to not seize them to the same server as the gc. Right now, there is no gc. Can I go ahead and seize them, and then add another dc afterwards and make it the GC. Or do I have to have the GC right now? Any advice would be greatly apprectiated.