Corrupt AD-is reinstall my only option?
I have been asked to look at a small network. 1 2008r2 server and about 60 workstations.
Initially there was a problem that required them to demote the DC, I don't know what it was. When they then used dcpromo to promote the server again it worked but the dns server stopped working, giving errors about not being able to access the AD database.
This is where I was called in. I had to use dcpromo with the force removal switch. I deleted all existing entries in the dns(it started working again) I then attempted to clean up the metadata data, though this failed too.
There is no backup to restore to, I have scoured the forums and I can't find anyone with a similar problem so I'm kind of stuck now as I have never seen this before. The problem is obviously AD but I just can't seem to clean it up.
Any advice would be appreciated.