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  • Rebuilt 2000 DC - Can't rejoin 2000 AD

    I have rebuilt a domain controller after it failed, I have tried to bring it back into the network with a new name / ip address but I am not getting far, failing when trying to re-install AD.

    Looking at: http://www.petri.com/how_to_install_...ica_on_w2k.htm

    This is what I want to accomplish but get a similar message to this:

    http://www.petri.com/images/w2k_dcpromo30.gif

    and the article mentions: "If you have wrong DNS settings, i.e. the computer "thinks" that it should be "talking" to one DNS server, while in fact it should be using another DNS server"

    I know the DNS has not been 100% happy on the remaining DC as the DC that failed was acting as the primary if you like, and dns etc.... no reference to the old DC exists in the dns and it can resolve itself properly etc, just wonder if it's something weird with the domain somewhere?

    Any suggestions

    Cheers

  • #2
    Re: Rebuilt 2000 DC - Can't rejoin 2000 AD

    Just an idea - are there any stray records pointing incorrectly in the hosts file?

    Also, from technet:

    Add the A record for the domain controller with the ipconfig /registerdns command. Flush the DNS cache on the computer running the Active Directory Installation Wizard by using the ipconfig /flushdns command.

    Best of luck

    Mat

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    • #3
      Re: Rebuilt 2000 DC - Can't rejoin 2000 AD

      Originally posted by hks-s14
      Just an idea - are there any stray records pointing incorrectly in the hosts file?

      Also, from technet:

      Add the A record for the domain controller with the ipconfig /registerdns command. Flush the DNS cache on the computer running the Active Directory Installation Wizard by using the ipconfig /flushdns command.

      Best of luck

      Mat
      Mat,

      Not sure on the hosts file, but there records have been manually entered, and there has been plenty of flushing the dns cache going on, no help so far.

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      • #4
        Re: Rebuilt 2000 DC - Can't rejoin 2000 AD

        Are workstations having any problems with resolving dns records?

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        • #5
          Re: Rebuilt 2000 DC - Can't rejoin 2000 AD

          Originally posted by hks-s14
          Are workstations having any problems with resolving dns records?
          No, workstations are resolving fine, the only thing I've noticed them complaining about is not being able to update the time, or 'no domain controller available for time update' but time service is running and appears ok, cant work that out, another quirk since the failure...

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          • #6
            Re: Rebuilt 2000 DC - Can't rejoin 2000 AD

            Do PC's connect to shared folders/netlogon share on the current DC?

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            • #7
              Re: Rebuilt 2000 DC - Can't rejoin 2000 AD

              Originally posted by hks-s14
              Do PC's connect to shared folders/netlogon share on the current DC?
              Not really, no data shares if that's what you mean. Netlogon share, for drive mappings? it's possible.

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              • #8
                Re: Rebuilt 2000 DC - Can't rejoin 2000 AD

                Perhaps you should tidy up your AD and try again.
                Did you successfully DCPROMO your old server out of the domain?
                Did it hold any of the FSMO roles? http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=234790
                If it did and it is no longer available, you should try SEIZING the roles to another DC using ntsdutil.
                Finally, clean the old DC out of AD before you try to add a new one and remove any old records from DNS http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=216498.

                HTH

                PS if Exchange 2000/2003 was involved with the old server, it is even more complex!.
                TIA

                Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
                http://www.wintra.co.il/
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                • #9
                  Re: Rebuilt 2000 DC - Can't rejoin 2000 AD

                  Are you getting any error messages in the event log?

                  Check this article, this is why I was asking you about netlogon/shares

                  http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=283133

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                  • #10
                    Re: Rebuilt 2000 DC - Can't rejoin 2000 AD

                    Originally posted by teiger
                    Perhaps you should tidy up your AD and try again.
                    Did you successfully DCPROMO your old server out of the domain?
                    Did it hold any of the FSMO roles? http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=234790
                    If it did and it is no longer available, you should try SEIZING the roles to another DC using ntsdutil.
                    Finally, clean the old DC out of AD before you try to add a new one and remove any old records from DNS http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=216498.

                    HTH

                    PS if Exchange 2000/2003 was involved with the old server, it is even more complex!.
                    Hi, could not dcpromo old server out of the domain as the server died abruptly and was not possible to do this..., it did hold the FSMO roles which have all been seized and transferred to the remaining DC. Unfortunatley we were unable to do a metadata cleanup because the machine failed and was not contactable. All old dns records were removed manually...(sorry, that's where my knowledge on the subject get's a bit lack, as i'm still learning about all this...)

                    Not running exchange on it luckily...

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                    • #11
                      Re: Rebuilt 2000 DC - Can't rejoin 2000 AD

                      Originally posted by UKG
                      Unfortunatley we were unable to do a metadata cleanup because the machine failed and was not contactable.
                      ...
                      You should still be able to clean it out of the AD otherwise the other DC's will continue to try to replicate the AD data to it (and fail, of course!)
                      TIA

                      Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
                      http://www.wintra.co.il/
                      sigpic
                      Iím honoured to have been selected for the SMB 150 list for 2013. This is the third time in succession (no logo available for 2011) that I have been honoured with this award.

                      We donít stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Rebuilt 2000 DC - Can't rejoin 2000 AD

                        Yes, I think the metadata cleanup was unsuccessfull for whatever reason, but no record of the old machine exists now (that I know of) I'll have to attempt this again and see how it goes.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Rebuilt 2000 DC - Can't rejoin 2000 AD

                          OK, i'm still pondering over this, with all the suggestions offered I have not had much luck, one thing I did notice is the old DC is still listed in AD Sites & Services as a server record, can I try and remove this safely? I am a little concerened that doing anything further may cause further damage to the remaining dc / ad, and really i'll be back to square one.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Rebuilt 2000 DC - Can't rejoin 2000 AD

                            Have a look at this. It goes over what needs to be done to remove traces of a DC
                            http://www.petri.com/delete_failed_dcs_from_ad.htm
                            Regards,
                            Jeremy

                            Network Consultant/Engineer
                            Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
                            www.gma-cpa.com

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