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Domain controller rebuild

By gmarlow ·
I recently had my primary domain controller crash. The operating system was Windows Server 2000. My secondary controller which is also Server 2000 has taken over. I upgraded my primary controller to Server 2003 Enterprise edition after rebuilding it. How do I get it back into the domain and return it to it's role as primary domain controller? I have a 4 server domain. Aside from the rebuilt server the other 3 are Windows 2000 server operating systems.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Domain controller rebuild

DCPromo the server.


Move FSMO role to server.



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Domain Controller

by gmarlow In reply to Steps
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by gmarlow In reply to Steps

can you send me in the right direction on gaining information on how to replicate. This is something I haven't done. I am in the learning stages of this type of role. I would appreciate any help. I have looked for discussion on replication but have not found one clear enough for a beginner like me. Thank you

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by curlergirl In reply to Domain controller rebuild

A Windows 2003 server cannot be a domain controller on a Windows 2000 domain. You will need to run forestprep and domainprep from the Windows 2003 CD first before you can upgrade the Win2003 server to a domain controller. After that, the other guys are correct.

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