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siezing roles from a 2003 server that died

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I have a 2003 server that died and a 2008 server both were domain controllers.  The 2003 domain controller was the primary and it died.  Is there any way I can sieze the roles for the 2008 server?
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Will Szymkowski earned 250 total points
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You can Seize the roles to the 2008 domain controller. The below link will illustrate all of the steps. You will also need to confgiure an external time source for your 2008 domain controller as well.
Seize Roles
http://support.microsoft.com/KB/255504

Configure External time source
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042

Use the below commands to ensure replication is working after you seize the roles and perform metadata cleanup.
repadmin /replsum
repadmin /showrepl
repadmin /bridgeheads

dcdiag /v

Also once you have Seized the roles, cleaned up the metadata and configure the external time source, you will also need to make sure that you update your clients (DHCP) and static addresses to point online to the 2008 DC for DNS.

Also another key area you need to check is the SRV records under the _msdcs.domain.com zone for your active directory integrated zones. Go through the folders and make sure that there are no references back to your 2003 domain controller. If there are delete them.

Check Sites and Services as well.

Once you have completed all of the above and everything is cleaned up introduce another domain controller so that you have redundancy.

Will.
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and after seizing roles, never bring the dead machine back onto the network
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after seizing roles the same machine with the prior configuration can not be rough online. A reinstalled OS system with the same name can be readded after the ad metadata has been cleaned up.

You would need to use the command ntdsutil to seize the roles.

A second DC should be added as soon as possible.
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Thanks I did all of that. It did the trick.
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