Domain Controller dead :(
Had some big problems with my DC this week . . .
1st off one of the hard drives in the RAID failed. Not too bad as the server is still under warranty so I call an engineer out to get the new hard drive in. He brings out 2 new HD's and replaces them both. He ghosts the working origional working HD to one of the new HD's and sets up the RAID but it wont boot.
He tries a few other things but still no joy. Then today he ghosts the old working drive to both the new hard drives and pops them in and we think thats solved the problem as the server now boots and the RAID manager at startup reports no faults and that both drives are responding.
On the server there is a MEGAraid IDESPY program that is a simple app that reports the status of the raid. red for fubar, yellow for an error and green for ok. we expected this to be yellow and say rebuilding but it doesnt. It thinks that there is an error with the RAID array. Possibly a false positive the engineer leaves as the DC seems to be working ok. Then about an hour later it BSOD's. I wasnt working on it but one of the admin staff were runing CMIS.
It reboots and i get it back online and the same thing happens about 40 minutes later, this time with no one using CMIS. it seems to be complaining about intelsmb.sys.
So the server has now got to go back to Tempus so that they can investigate further. If it wasnt under warrenty then i'd do it myself. . . . .
Moved DHCP across to another server but now login seems really slow, anyone have any ideas?
the dead DC had the folowing roles
AD (replicated with other DC)
DNS (replicated with other DC)
DHCP (moved to other DC)
just isnt my week, have ofsted coming next Tuesday too !!!
EDIT: just a note, i havn't moved the DHCP records just created a new scope with the same range on the working DC