When A Domain Controller Blows Up
Windows 2008

In case when your're domain controller has died on you and you have multiple domain controllers and they all have different Operation Master Roles, you will need to seize some Operation Master functions to the other domain controllers as fast as possible. To do this do as follows:

NTDSUTIL
activate instance NTDS
seize infrastructure master

Remember that a infrastructure master should not be placed on a domain controller that is also a global catalogue server. When your're domain controller are all GC servers then it's okay to put in on a server that is also a global catalogue server

When you have seized the role of:

  1. Schema
  2. Domain naming master
  3. RID master

You should never ever bring that old server back online!!!!

Windows 2008

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