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By oisere ·
I need to remove a dc that has been parmanently offline. DCPROMO can not be used because the server is offline (Damaged) but I need to recreate another server with the same name and IP address. Please help.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to DC removal

Try these two articles.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=332199
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=216498

They talk about using the Directory Services Restore Mode. You will need that to fix this.

hope this helps

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by oisere In reply to

Thank you so much. May your knowledge continues to grow. God bless

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by ewgny In reply to DC removal

I was about to answer your question in detail, since I have removed improperly removed DC's from AD before. Then I recognized your username
as someone who rejects correct answers.
I had answered your question on how to deploy a servicepack via group policy. I expained to you how to extract the service pack and assign the .msi to the computers, but you rejected the answer.
You will find many people in this forum that will go to great extents to help others solve problems. Joeseph who answered your question is one of them. I will be watching out of curiosity to see if you accept or reject his answer.
Good luck with your problem.

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by oisere In reply to

I am sorry. I know that it is not easy for people to log on and help other people solve there problems. I did not meant to be rude. I was not able to solve the service pack problem till now.

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by voldar In reply to DC removal

So you want to create another server (I suppose another machine too) with the exact content of the old one. I suppose you have a backup notice with all your TCP/IP and all stuf related to the damaged server. If your sever is not the first one in your network, you'll have no problems, replication will recreate the missing AD informations. If it is the first, meaning it's the global catalogue also, you will have to use the backup of the AD tree. And, most important, before starting from scratch (which is also an option) and recreate the whole AD environment, look very well the articles on how AD restoration should be done.

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by oisere In reply to

Thank you for your help.

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by oisere In reply to DC removal

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