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Crashed PDC

By johandevil ·
My Primary Domain Controller's Hard Drive Crashed leaving me with only my Backup Domain Controller in place. I left the Backup Controller as is, not upgrading to PDC for now. How do I go to work to reinstate the PDC into the domain, after I've installed 2000 server again?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Crashed PDC

There is no such thing as a Backup Domain Controller in Windows 2000 and better.

When you use Active Directory Users and Computers which DC is holding the PDC Emulator FSMO role?

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by haileyan In reply to Crashed PDC

Just restore the system state and you should be done. Did this server have any services other thasn being a DC?

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Crashed PDC

If you have a backup, reinstall Windows 2000 and the restore the System State to restore your first DC server.

If you have no backup, then you need to put the 5 FSMO roles on to the 2nd DC server and then reinstall Windows on first server and run DCPromo to install the DC and replicate the info from 2nd server.

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by johandevil In reply to

Thanks, took a while to figure out how to seize the fsmo roles from the crashed dc, but the answer sent me on the right trail.

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by johandevil In reply to Crashed PDC

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