I recently closed a question regarding VEEAM Backup Software and Moving Virtual Servers from 1 host to another. http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_28544487.html
Everything is still work very well; but, i have a question about a topic that came up during this question. Apparently, in the past, when VEEAM did a restore to an Active Directory Server or to an Exchange Server, that one needed to un-join the Windows Domain and then re-join the Domain.
My question is how can you logon locally to an Active Directory Domain controller? I always thought that one cannot logon on the local side of a Domain controller. That is one can only logon to the Domain side of a domain controller.
can someone clarify that for me? Currently my work has the Main AD server also as the Exchange Server; hence, if we cannot logon locally to that Server and a restore is needed, the situation could be disastrous.
We are planning on migrating the Exchange mailboxes away from the current AD/Exchange Server into a new Exchange Server. But that has not happened yet.
We use Windows 2008 R2 - 64-Bit for our AD and Exchange Server. Again, my question is how can you logon locally to an Active Directory Domain controller?