My old Windows 2000 domain controller was about to die so I set up a backup domain. It died but I was OK since I made the new domain picked up all the FSMO roles.
Now, the new DC hard drive died....so all I have is the actual hard drive from the original domain controller.
What's the best way to get a new domain up and running again.
Right now, I'm building a Win2k server VM and I'm hoping that I can just do a back up from the old domain hard drive (attached via USB) and then do a restore in the VM.
Will that work? Is there a better way?
additional comments: I had an old w2k domain from 2002, it was never able to migrate it up to 2003 so I set up a w2k backup DC and moved the FSMO roles to it. The old DC died and I was using the new one.
I tried to P2V (using VMWare) the old hard drive before but I get a BSOD. Trying to boot the old drive in a new machine...BSOD.
I believe the problem is that the old DC is a mess of hodge-podge hardware.