DNS Server crashed - Server 2003 Active Directory
Posted on 2014-07-22
I'm helping a friend with their small network and one of their servers crashed. They have a server 2000 system that crashed that was the ONLY DNS server on the domain and it was an AD server as well, though none of the FSMO roles were on it. This crashed server also ran DHCP and WINS on the network. There are also 2 other Windows Server 2003 domain controllers which are working fine. Right now, people can logon to the network but it's very slow as there is no DNS working. Also, Exchange Server is down as well. The crashed server had Exchange on it as well, but it was an old version that wasn't used anymore for active mailboxes. The active Exchange Server is still up and running but clients cannot connect to it. Here's a summary
Server 1 - CRASHED, was running DNS, DHCP, WINS, old copy of Exchange that was still part of the Exchange organization
DC1 - Running, Win Server 2003, holds all FSMO roles
DC2 - Running, Win Server 2003 - backup to DC1
Server 2 - Running, Win Server 2003 - Exchange Server 2003
So I have a few questions:
1. Should I install DNS, DHCP, and WINS on DC1 and then have clients ipconfig /release then /renew?
2. Since I can't transfer the zone file, do I just recreate the zone for the AD domain again?
3. Will I need to reconnect the client workstations to the domain?
4. Any suggestions for Exchange Server? Is there a way to remove the old server from the organization even though it's crashed?