adding demoted DC back to domain - rename or not to rename

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Gary, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. Gary

    Gary Guest

    I finally cleared up all the metadata issues and have completely removed the
    2000 server domain controller from our domain, leaving just 2003 server as
    domain controller and several 2003 member servers.

    this is really the only system I can use as a backup domain controller at
    this site, so I want to add it back as a domain controller.

    is it okay to give it back its original name, or should I rename it when I
    add it back?

    Gary, Aug 1, 2008
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  2. Hello Gary,

    If it was completely removed from the AD database and DNS, you can use the
    same name again without any problem. But if you have any problems to remove
    the old name, solve this first BEFORE adding a DC with different name.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber, Aug 1, 2008
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