Single DC in a Child Domain – Lost in fire. How to recover? Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Home › Forums › Server Operating Systems › Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2 › Single DC in a Child Domain – Lost in fire. How to recover? This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by JeremyW 1 year, 6 months ago. Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) Author Posts jimhank114Member August 22, 2017 at 12:43 pm #167164 I searched the forum without much success on my problem. I have a parent domain with 3 DC’s in the parent domain. I have 4 remote child domains, each has 1 DC. All are running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition. We had a fire and the office and server were completely destroyed. Offsite data only backup with 2 day old data is all I have. Even if I had a second DC, the fire would have melted it too. I have a new server that will be running Windows 2016 Server Standard Edition. Can I create this new server in the previously existing child domain and replicate from FSMO, etc. on the parent domain user accounts and passwords? If so, how do I go about doing this? Thank you in advance. OssianModerator August 22, 2017 at 1:12 pm #191784 No, you cant – only some information will be held in the parent domain, not the full set. You would be best to restore the new DC from backup JeremyWModerator August 23, 2017 at 8:01 am #271559 You could do a BMR of the DC to a VM and then promote the new 2016 server, decomm the restored DC. Author Posts Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.