Have a newly minted DC (on VM) that is DC for a Tree Domain in our forest, and it's got issues. Unfortunately was the only DC I have promoted for this Domain when it went down.
The OS is in a bad way (Classes not registered, DCOM is offline, SFC and DISM do not function) and no network adapters are available for configuration so I cant reach it to promote an additional DC.
So at this point is it possible to Seize the offline DC's roles from a DC in another Domain Tree (same forest).
Or is there a better option in this?
I'm open to troubleshooting the above issues but so far everything I've gone thru usually ends with "you should just re-image". Of course even if I do get network back and am able to promote another DC i'll scrap this VM anyway.
I am hoping to avoid manually removing an offline domain from my forest so I can rebuild it.
After I found out that my network admin had enabled port security a switch with a VM host I was able to get the broken DC on network.
The machine is still very much broken but it is now working as a near fully functional Domain controller (not sure how).
My issue now is when I attempted to add a Secondary DC and Move FSMO roles the new DC did not complete it's initial replication correctly. I was able to move the PDC,RID and Infrastructure roles but the server is not replicating properly and because it did not actually initialize i cant do a D2/D4 restore (cannot edit the ADSI attributes).
I attempted to move the OperatialRoles back but the I get a missing binary's error from the broken DC.
Basically I need to get the second DC online so I can pull out the broken DC and re-image (I can't demote the broken DC because of the missing binarys).