Failing DC

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by obnetadmin, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. obnetadmin

    obnetadmin Guest


    That is correct. One of the other two DC's at this site (which also now
    holds FSMO roles) is AD-Integrated primary DNS/WINS.
    obnetadmin, Jul 1, 2009
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  2. Hello obnetadmin,

    Should be, make sure no machines use the old DNS WINS of course.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Jul 1, 2009
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    If there is another WINS server, and it was a replication partner with this server, go to the other WINS server and remove the replication partnership.

    Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer], Jul 2, 2009
  4. obnetadmin

    Hank Arnold Guest

    I would consider:

    - seizing the remaining FSMOs to another DC
    - do a metadata cleanup
    - clean up AD & DNS
    - rebuild the server
    - add to the domain
    - DCPROMO it
    - move any FSMOs back to it.


    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services
    Hank Arnold, Jul 2, 2009
  5. obnetadmin

    obnetadmin Guest


    Still battling this server...should I also remove ALL references to the
    orphan DC in DHCP scopes (i.e. DNS, DHCP)? I have removed the WINS
    replication partnership as suggesed in Ace Fekey's post. I just want to be
    certain everything is in line prior to starting metadata cleanup.
    obnetadmin, Jul 7, 2009
  6. Hi obnetadmin,

    I have a question regarding your question - If the server no longer exists, and it won't be returning to the infrastructure, do you think it's prudent to keep its reference in the DHCP scope regarding it as a DNS and WINS address even though it no longer exists?

    Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer], Jul 7, 2009
  7. Hello obnetadmin,

    As Ace already stated, why will you keep them?

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Jul 7, 2009
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