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Forcibly Split 2003 Active Directory Domain

I am currently trying to find the most efficient way to split a single domain into two, distinct, fully functional domains. We have two sites, and several DCs. The sites, Site A, and Site B, are ...
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Change FSMO and replication

I have the following infrastructure: DC1 as main domain controller DC2 as a replicated domain controller from DC1 in another office, connected through VPN Everything was working OK, but a few days ...
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Global Catalog position in a multi site Active Directory single domain on Windows 2003

I've inherited a Windows 2003 active directory single domain spread across multiple site locations. I'm checking configuration because previous admin left without leaving any information about his ...
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2 server domain failing to communicate

Client had a powercut a short while ago, their old domain has collapsed, and I have to admit I'm on call and a bit out of my depth. Typically all my usual backup and fall back are unavailable. No ...
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Please help - Schema/RID master is unavailable and cannot connect to it via ntdsutil

I am in serious need of help. I had of 2 domain controllers and one currently went down last night indefinitely. I have one DC holding up the entire domain. Kinda in a panic. Our servers are running ...
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In a multi-domain forest, what EXACTLY happens when some, but not all, of the Infrastructure Masters are on Global Catalogs?

There are plenty of TechNet articles, like this one that say that phantom object don't get updated if an Infrastructure Master is also a Global Catalog, but other than that there isn't a lot of in ...
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Server 2003 crashing intermittently, want to transfer function to other DC [closed]

I have a Win2003R2 server that is intermittently crashing after some virus were introduced. I'm sure all virus have been cleaned thanks to Malwarebytes (were using McAfee - useless). When it crashes ...
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Migrating Windows 2008 R2 to Windows 2012 (migrate all FSMO too)

I own 2 server with Windows 2008 R2, both DC. The first one is of course the Primary DC (with all FSMO). What I would like to do is ro dcdemote the 2nd DC, remove it from domain and replace the ...
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BAD DC transfering FSMO Roles to ADC

I have a DC (FQDN:server.icmcpk.local) and an ADC (FQDN:file-server.icmcpk.local). Recently my DC is facing a bad sector problem so I changed the Operation Masters to file-server for all five roles. ...
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Domain Time Issue

I have 2 DC's. One is virtual, one is physical. The time on my domain is running fast. I suspect this is due to one of the DC's being virtual. How can I set the domain to use the physical DC as the ...
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Why after I seize a FSMO role I can't transfer it back to its original DC?

Everywhere I read about the FSMO roles it is written that after it is seized the FSMO role can not be transferred back to its original server. Did someone knows why? Lets say that I seize the Schema ...
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things to check prior to moving all FSMO roles to a new domain controller before decommission original old domain controller

need to move a domain controller, the first in the forest that holds all the fsmo roles, to another location in a clients building. it will require turning off this dc, call it dc1 for this question. ...
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1 Domain controller offline causing problems with Exchange 2007

I have 3 Win 2003 domain controllers across 3 sites. When one of those domain controllers goes offline connectivity to Exchange is intermittent. When users open Outlook some of them will be able to ...
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Transferring FSMO roles over vpn

I have a server located at one of our offices which is quite old and is due to be upgraded soon, this server holds the FSMO roles, I have another server in another office, both are DC's in the same ...
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How to bring another DC up with all roles when first DC is no longer available

I am so upset of this as i am not getting a proper answer anywhere. Let me make it clear the same scenario again. I have a DC named DC-1 & another DC named DC-2. both DC-1 and DC-2 are the name ...