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I recently took over the network of a mid size company. The problem I'm running into now is that the company's servers/users/everything is setup in the child domain, and there is no root DC to be found.

The domain function level is 2k3.

I need to know the best way to either recreate the root domain as I need to move the company back into the root domain.

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Man, that's pretty brutal. You might be best off making a new root domain and migrating everything with ADMT. Who knows what other black magic has been going on.

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That was one of the option that I was considering, just not one that I was particularly looking forward to. – Scott Forsyth Feb 25 '11 at 21:19
@Scott - It sucks and someone might know of a different way, but if I was walking into that infrastructure I wouldn't trust a damn thing. – MDMarra Feb 25 '11 at 21:21
Mark, believe me, the gas tank and match approach has crossed my mind many times. At this point I think that I am indeed going with the idea to start a "fresh" root domain, and migrate everything over. Going to try to get everyone copied over and then pick a weekend and move all the servers into the domain and just have a hell of a monday getting everyone's accounts and PC's switched over to the new domain. – Scott Forsyth Mar 3 '11 at 20:44

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