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    the drive on our server that was running SBS 2000 crashed on us. we managed to take the backup of it after it failed.the last full backup we have is a few weeks old.

    so we made our Backup Domain Controller running Windows 2000 server Service pack 4 as the PDC.

    reinstalling SBS doesn't seem straight forward.Firstly, I cannot install Active Directory without being in the domain, it says setup has detected a duplicate DNS Domain Name on the network(which is correct becoz the server crashed on an existing domain). it cannot continue with the setup when joined to the domain as well.

    when I join the new computer(on which sbs2000 is being reinstalled) to the existing domain, ADMT does not work says i need to transfers users & computers using different domains.

    would the best way be to install a new domain and transfer users and computers from the PDC?

    any clues on this would be great.

    thank you.

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    Re: Reinstall SBS 2000

    First of all, why are you reinstalling a system which is 8-9 yrs old and no longer supported? Also, AD there are only DC's not PDC's.

    Now for Adding SBS to existing domain. Although it written for 2003, it will probably work for 2000.

    Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
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