if primary domain controller is down how to u

December 8, 2010 at 04:21:28
Specs: Windows XP
I have two domain controller .one is Primary domain controller and other one is additional domain controller or BDC. A week before primary domain controller was down(Operating System corrupted)and it is inactive.Now we are managing all the users and computers with
additional domain controller and facing lot of problems without primary domain controller. Please tell me the procedures to promote this additional domain controller to Primary Domain controller.

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December 8, 2010 at 07:27:44
You are speaking and thinking in terms of NT4 which was retired 10 yrs ago and replaced with Active Directory.

Web search the following;

Enabling the global catalog
Seizing FSMO roles
Cleanup Active Directory metadata

Hopefully the remaining DC is also running DNS server or you have other issues to address.

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December 8, 2010 at 08:47:22
Knowing how to deal with such problems is a major responsibility of anyone administering a network. There should be detailed procedures established BEFORE problems occur.

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