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  • Hi there

    situation: our domain controller is now offline since about 30 days because our internet connection has been broken up.
    as we think we have the tompstonelifetime on 180days, as it is with windows server 2003 sp2

    now i got a question:
    would it be possible, to get an offline copy of the domain and copy it to the offline-working domain controller?


    other question:
    would it work, when we do a private adsl connection with a vpn connection which would create a secondary network lan-adapter and get it in sync with the domain? i think it wont work becuause the new network adapter can not replicate with the domain.
    am i right?

    greetings, adrian
    Tuesday, September 29, 2009 2:45 PM

Answers

  • Adrian,
    Regarding your first question, I'm not clear what exactly you want to accomplish, but if your intention is to sync up the DC that has been offline with the rest of its domain/forest, you need to bring it online and reconnect to the rest of the environment.
    As far as your second question goes, regardless of the type of the connection, the DC needs to be able to communicate with its direct repilcation partners according to rules outlined in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727063.aspx

    hth
    Marcin
    • Proposed as answer by Meinolf Weber Wednesday, September 30, 2009 9:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mervyn Zhang Monday, October 5, 2009 3:14 AM
    Tuesday, September 29, 2009 3:02 PM

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  • Adrian,
    Regarding your first question, I'm not clear what exactly you want to accomplish, but if your intention is to sync up the DC that has been offline with the rest of its domain/forest, you need to bring it online and reconnect to the rest of the environment.
    As far as your second question goes, regardless of the type of the connection, the DC needs to be able to communicate with its direct repilcation partners according to rules outlined in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727063.aspx

    hth
    Marcin
    • Proposed as answer by Meinolf Weber Wednesday, September 30, 2009 9:08 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mervyn Zhang Monday, October 5, 2009 3:14 AM
    Tuesday, September 29, 2009 3:02 PM
  • Thanks for your answer.
    But what if it's not possible to get the Domain Controller onto the network for the next few Days?
    I know i should get it online that he can communicate. But it's simply not possible to do that for the next few days.
    So, any futher ideas?

    Ah, and additioinaly
    Any ideas how to get a connection to our HQ-DC if the Offsite-DC has just an Internet connection but no site-to-site vpn?
    Should be possible to create a IP-Sec tunnel to the HeadQuarter as it's been descripted in the http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727063.aspx
    Isn't it?

    Grz,
    Adrian
    Wednesday, October 7, 2009 1:25 PM