Active DirectoryServer MigrationWindows Servers


After yesterday’s Satchwell cloud server issue. I mimicked the problem again on my VM to see at what point after testing the issue was fixed. I have found the exact point FYI. it was a combination of:

Context: Main DC was taken offline permanently (unreachable) The domain in question is just the backup DC. Active directory was not reachable.

• Ntdsutil Seizing Roles

• DNS forward lookup zone to””

• The registry edit: HLM\system\CurrentControlSet\Services\NTDS\Parameters\Src Root Domain SRV ( that must be changed to active Directory server you want to use)

• ADSI Edit: the Sysvol Subscription attribute: msDFSR-Enabled to false, restart the server, change the value back to true. restart and then active directory was working.