Failing DC

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

  1. obnetadmin

    obnetadmin Guest

    Meinolf-

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


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    Regards,
    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services
    http://mypcassistant.blogspot.com/
     
    Hank Arnold, Jul 2, 2009
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  5. obnetadmin

    obnetadmin Guest

    Meinolf-

    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
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  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
     
    Ace Fekay [Microsoft Certified Trainer], Jul 7, 2009
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  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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