We have had a server in a data center for about 6 years now. A few days ago motherboard went bad. In order to get the services running back quickly, a tech team decided to place it on a new motherboard with a different processor (different HAL needed).
So, the steps that lead to the current state:
- Motherboard on the server goes bad.
- HDD's a moved to a different motherboard.
- Windows Server 2003 R2 CD doesn't allow a repair install for some reason.
- Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 CD on the other hand, allowed to proceed with repair install.
- x64 repair install restarts after Regional Setting and Key dialogs and after restart again prompts the same data.
Currently, the repair installation process can't finish.
But the HDD is intact and the data is accessible.
Can I transfer Active Directory to a new installation of windows with only access to files? If yes, please lead me to the guide on how to do it.