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1answer
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How to remove broken DC from 2003 domain (with complications)

I have never been to heavily involved with managing AD2003 domain controllers. Now I get a broken domain dumped in my lap. I need some advice how to proceed. Here is the story: Earlier today I ...
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1answer
330 views

How do I manually demote a Domain Controller that is past the tombstone lifetime when I cannot log into it?

I have two domain controllers. One is failing replication. It has past tombstone expiration, so I have read it must be demoted and re-promoted. I cannot log in to this server anymore, because of ...
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1answer
204 views

DCPromo Before or After?

I have an older Windows 2003 Server that is doing moderate duty right now -- small SQL database and an LOB application. I plan to: Make it a DC. Install DHCP/DNS/WINS as backup for the FSMO ...
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4answers
434 views

Windows AD dcpromo /demote, who gets the roles?

I've got three Windows servers running Active Directory: Two Win2000 Servers and a Win2003 Server. For a long time there was only one Win2000 AD server, so it probably has all the roles (although I ...
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3answers
177 views

Will demoting a Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller reinstate local accounts?

We want to use our main DC to host an internal web application. After some testing and research, this application is failing because the machine doesn't have local accounts. We've decided to promote a ...
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1answer
4k views

Demote 2003 DC from within Directory Services Restore Mode

We've had a child DC fail on us, and can't get into Windows on it as Directory Services is failing. A restore of the backed-up active directory hasn't worked due to a corruption, and so we've decided ...
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2answers
108 views

Left over domain controllers

In our Windows 2003 network we have two active domain controllers. I say active because listed in the Active Directory Sites and Services (Sites, Default-First-Site-Name, Servers) there are 4 servers ...
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2answers
112 views

Add a New Windows 2000 Server to a Windows 2003 Domain, Do I need ADPREP?

I've got a newish Windows 2003 DC and a very old Windows 2000 DC running together in Windows 2000 Native mode. I've got to pull the 2000 Server to repair it, so I want to add in a temporary 2000 ...
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1answer
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Windows 2003 dcpromo demote failure

I'm rebuilding the server mentioned in this question. However before I do blow it away I would like to move its operations off of it first. DHCP and ePO are taken care of and now all that is left is ...