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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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Install DC again after removing on exchange server

I had a DC and Exchange 2010 installed on the same machine. I removed the DC role, and Exchange server went crazy. I tried to install the DC role again to fix the problem but ran into this error when ...
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DCPROMO on new remote Domain Controller fails because “the RPC server is unavailable”

I'm helping a (devops) client move their technology stack (VMware, Windows AD, Ubuntu Linux) from their old co-location facility to a new environment. Rather than move the hardware and systems ...
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Why won't DNS role install on Server 2008 r2 with dcpromo or after running dcpromo

I am unable to install the DNS role with dcpromo.exe when adding a new server to an existing forest. Current Configuration I currently have a domain controller running windows server 2008 r2. Let's ...
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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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1answer
130 views

Issue Demoting Domain Controller

I am in the process of demoting a 2003r2 DC. I have set up a 2008r2 Server, set it up as a DC and moved all the roles over. Now I am ready to demote the older DC. When I run a dcpromo I am getting the ...
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108 views

Domain Controller issue

Our DC was having issues so we built a new server to replace it. It's running 2003 (same as previous DC). I ran DCpromo and transferred roles to the new DC. Now Users are having issues connecting to ...
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Should I join the domain with my new server before I run dcpromo?

Brand new server, 2008 r2. I want it to eventually be my forest root. Should I go ahead and join it to the domain as just a member server and then do all the ? Should I run adprep before I join the ...
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DCPromo error when demoting a backup domain controller

One of our Windows 2003 servers has reached it's end of life and I am trying to demote it so that it can be removed from the network. The PDC is still online, of course. I am getting this error: ...
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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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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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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 ...