Hi, I am trying to promote a Windows 2016 server (SERVER2) to a domain controller in MYDOMAIN from a windows server that is not part of that same domain. Then clean up the metadata left over from SERVER1 that is never coming back online. Then run dcdiag health checks against SERVER2 (now a domain controller in MYDOMAIN) and other already exsisting domain controllers in that same domain. I am not looking to build a script that needs no input. Someone will be providing account names and password for the admin account (member of enterprise administrators) used to authenticate to MYDOMAIN.
And thank you for any and all help from anyone offering, regardless if your suggestion is used or not. I appreciate it very much.
I can use powershell to load ADDS and promote the server I am logged onto to a domain controller, I am just hung up on how to do it remotely. There aren't any issues with running ntdsutil from a standalone server against domain controllers in MYDOAMIN, is there?