Rebuild DC02 - Advice please! (Server 2008)
Unfortunately, I have to rebuild our 2nd DC and wanted to know if anyone has done this in an existing forest? And what I should be aware of when I go ahead and do this. I've got the below to do in steps: -
1. Run DCPromo, demote the DC
2. Flatten the Windows server
3. Ensure that the computer account is removed from the domain
4. Ensure that DNS is update with all A records and SRV records for DC02
5. Rebuild the server
6. Run DCPromo again to install the domain onto new DC02.
I've got 2 questions with the above - I intend to use the same network details and server name as before after I rebuild the server so when I remove the computer account from the domain, do I add a new computer in the Domain Controller OU and when I run DCPromo again, will it bind the computer object I created in the DC OU?
Second question, on DC01 do I clear the existing DNS records in the database for DC02 for query and lookup (SRV) or leave as it is if I'm gonna give it the same server name and network details after I reinstall?
Unfortunately, as DC02 is on another site (failover) it's a physical machine and the organisation at the moment won't pursue a hypervisor at the moment at the site! Maybe with this they will in future but for the time being I have to unfortunately rebuild the physical machine again.
Any tips would be great.
Thanks a lot.