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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Realistically then I see no other way but to re-create the domain from scratch which is a massive job!
    Since they've got multiple domain controllers it should be possible to clear down all traces of the failed one, and after a full reinstall of Windows and new name promote it as a new one (this is not Microsoft best practice by the way, I believe they recommend that once a domain controller has been forcibly removed it will be useful only as a paperweight).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Realistically then I see no other way but to re-create the domain from scratch which is a massive job!
    Provided there is a valid backup of AD somewhere, or at least one other DC there is no need whatsoever to rebuild the domain from scratch.

    Even if there is no other DC and the backup is older than the tombstone date for AD it remains possible to recover AD from such a backup.

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    I agree, but a valid working backup is the key

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