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Restore User or Backup exec settings after demoting

Just don't mess with a server when you're not feeling focused, because you can end up something like i did: I have a server (WS2003 R2) which acts as backup server (backup exec 2010). We needed a ...
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Need to demote a DC with DNS and AD. [closed]

I have only three users on it but is filesharing for many others. Security was not a major concern. Using one account for shared folder. Need to install software that doesn't like AD or DC. No users ...
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how to expose Domain Controller on public IP address, and make other DC talk to it?

basically we have 2 DC servers which used to have site-2-site VPN but it's not working anymore. So we started to get various errors, DNS stopped working, etc, etc. As a last resort attempt (before ...
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How can I save a domain controller after a USN rollback without rebuilding the whole server?

Today I had (again...) to lobotomize a domain controller which had suffered the dreaded USN rollback; the standard solution to this issue is to demote it and then promote it back again, but the main ...
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How to preserver active directory users when demoting domain controller, then reimport into different domain?

We actually don't have an domain installation, just 1 server, which is domain controler with local domain TLD. But we want to implement domain, first off changing domain controler name to ...
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How to demote a Windows 2008 BDC?

We have a Windows 2008 domain, with a Windows 2008 Backup domain controller that is nearing end of life. What is the proper way to demote or inform Active Directory that the server is going to be ...
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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 ...