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Reload DC in a single server environment

Posted on 2016-11-17
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We have a DC in a single server environment that we want to reload. The server handles DNS, DHCP, it is also a File Server. What is the best scenario for preventing workstation issues later. Do I need to remove them from the DC then join them to the reloaded server when we are finished?
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Could you be more specific, are you planning to reinstall Windows server ?

Single server, is the DC running as VM ?
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Along with David's questions, are you restoring from backup or are you wanting to re-install Windows Server from scratch?  Are you wanting to keep the same domain and server names?

Depending on your scenario, I'd consider temporarily installing a second DC with those roles first, then "reload" the main server.
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At minimum back up the scope and the zones.
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Lee W, MVP earned 251 total points
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Could you clarify why you feel this is necessary?  Perhaps it isn't actually necessary and there would be better ways to handle whatever issues you're having.
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I gave Lee the best answer because when I stopped to answer his question I could find no good reason for doing this, so this course of action has been avoided. Thanks for the comments.
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