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Do both Active Directory servers need to see each other for replication?

I'm trying to set up a remote DC for DR, and I've chosen to put it in AWS in a VPC with our other servers being backed up. I can restrict that with security groups to only accept traffic from the main ...
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Active Directory backup/restore without DSRM

I'm trying to backup my local DC to AWS for DR. When running locally, a system state backup and a restore through DSRM works fine. Unfortunately, a server in DSRM fails to boot in AWS (a situation ...
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What would happen if I disconnected a child domain from it's forest domain controllers?

Windows 2003 native mode. One domain controller on-site, read-write, no RODCs. DNS is running on the DC onsite. Servers would be pointing to the DC for DNS and authentication. How long would the ...
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Best Disaster Recovery Setup for Domain Controller with Additional Services

I'm setting up some new Windows 2012 servers to replace old ones currently on 2003. One of my concerns is to try and have a suitable DR plan to get them back up and running if we have a major failure. ...
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Active Directory Disaster Recovery in a Small Business

This is hypothetical question, but one I’m sure that someone must have encountered and/or given some thought to before. Situation: Consider this, a small business is running an Active Directory ...
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Active Directory disaster recovery with DPM

I have a sort of catch-22 question here. Suppose I'm using Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (2010 or 2012, it works the same way) to backup, amongst various other things, my Active ...
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New 2008 R2 Domain controller online with another failed DC. How do I get rid of the failed DC?

We had a 2008 R2 domain controller begin failing recently, the backups all became corrupted and the system drive contained CRC errors. (thus preventing further backups). We were able to promote a ...
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DPM Disaster Recovery

I'm using Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (2010, currently evaluating 2012) to backup my environment, and I have two questions about the disaster recovery process in the event of a ...
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Restoring Win2K3 R2 server with Active Directory

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 ...
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Disaster Recovery with one 2008R2 DC and a 2003R2 DC

I am working out DR scenarios and one was making me scratch my head: Currently our domain has a 2008R2 DC and a 2003R2 DC. I know bringing restoring DCs can sometimes be harmful to an AD if others ...
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disaster recovery plan for server migration

We are migrating from a DC and Exchange 2003 on an old Win 2003 server to Win 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010 in a virtual env. We are worried hardware failure in our old server when we install adprep and ...
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STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error} The initial session process or system process terminated unexpectedly

I'm encountering such an error after expanding disk space on a virtual machine using Hyper-V. STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error} The initial session process or system process terminated ...
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How to recover files from a non-booting windows server?

I'm having a problem with a windows server 2008 server. After it was demoted from a AD domain controller, it is unable to get to the login screen (it reboots after applying user settings). Is there a ...
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How do I cancel windows server 2003 repair install?

System: Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Scenario: NTDS db is corrupt and all attempts to fix with esentutl fail. Ran chkdsk which seemed to repair disk error and give access to the ntds.dit file but ...
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How to recover emails from Microsoft Exchange when the database of Active Directory is corrupted

The database of Active Directory is corrupted after a hardware failure. It was not possible to recover it. How to recover emails from Microsoft Exchange 2003?