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Posted on 2014-04-01
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Our Windows 2008 Server connects to our SBS 2008 through a VPN connection.  The VPN has been disconnected for a while so the SBS 2008 put our Windows 2008 Server into a tombstone state.  How do I fix this issue?
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If it's over 60 or 90 days then there is no option to save it.  You have to rebuild the server and reconnect.
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So I demote the Windows 2008 server and then reinstall the DC on this server, is that correct?  After I do this, do I need to do any clean up on the SBS 2008 server before I install DC and AD on the Windows 2008 Server?
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I was able to untombstone the server, if you will, without having to rebuild the server.

1.       Check basic replication is working

2.       Followed the article:
          http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc757610(WS.10).aspx

3.       Reboot both DC’s

4.       Confirmed scoped issue is resolved by reconnecting the server in original location.  I had to restart DC & AD server, DHCP services.  Made sure both VPN connections were working.  The servers started replicating.
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There was no clear answer.  I had to find my own solution to the problem, which I did.
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