I suppose you could try that, but it might just be better to follow the articles sent you by Mr. Van Beers. I have used both methods successfully in the past. <http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;255504> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;255504 <http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=216498> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=216498 BTW, just joined the list - hello to everyone from Austin, TX. US. Michael -----Original Message----- From: Nick Smith [mailto:nick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2005 5:48 AM To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Dead PDC Ooooo...like that idea. (The investing in backup will obviously happen *now*:-))! Nick _____ From: Angus Macdonald [mailto:Angus.Macdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: 02 February 2005 11:44 To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Dead PDC If the data on the disk is OK I would think you could fit that disk into a new machine, boot from the OS install CD and repair the existing installation. That will set Windows up for all the new hardware without trashing the data content of the original machine. Once that's done, invest in some backup hardware and software ;-) -----Original Message----- From: Nick Smith [mailto:nick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: 02 February 2005 10:22 To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [THIN] OT: Dead PDC OK, I know it's not a PDC (Native Win2k3 domain), it's a GCS or whatever. However, it's dead - motherboard has died. We are trying to source a new one but it's an old machine so not convinced this will happen. And it's not backed up. At the moment we cannot add users or do much of anything that requires AD change. Assuming the PDC stays dead what can we do to regain control of the AD? nick Gallai'r e-bost yma gynnwys gwybodaeth gyfrinachol a/neu ddeunydd hawlfraint. Os ydych chi'n meddwl eich bod wedi derbyn yr e-bost yma drwy gamgymeriad rydym yn ymddiheuro am hyn; peidiwch os gwelwch yn dda â datgelu, anfon ymlaen, printio, copïo na dosbarthu gwybodaeth yn yr e-bost yma na gweithredu mewn unrhyw fodd drwy ddibynnu ar ei gynnwys: gwaherddir gwneud hynny'n gyfan gwbl a gallai fod yn anghyfreithlon. Rhowch wybod i'r anfonwr fod y neges yma wedi mynd ar goll cyn ei dileu. Mae unrhyw safbwynt neu farn a gyflwynir yn eiddo i'r awdur ac nid ydynt o anghenraid yn cynrychioli safbwynt neu farn Ymddiriedolaeth GIG Gogledd Orllewin Cymru. Gallai cynnwys yr e-bost yma gael ei ddatgelu i'r cyhoedd o dan Gôd Bod yn Agored y GIG neu Ddeddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000. Nid oes modd gwarantu cyfrinachedd y neges ac unrhyw ateb. Bydd y neges yma ac unrhyw ffeiliau cysylltiedig wedi cael eu gwirio gan feddalwedd canfod firws cyn eu trosglwyddo. Ond rhaid i'r sawl sy'n derbyn wirio rhag firws ei hun cyn agor unrhyw ymgysylltiad. Nid yw'r Ymddiriedolaeth yn derbyn unrhyw gyfrifoldeb am unrhyw golled neu niwed a allai gael ei achosi gan firws meddalwedd. This e-mail may contain confidential information and/or copyright material. If you believe that you have received this e-mail in error please accept our apologies; please do not disclose, forward, print, copy or distribute information in this e-mail or take any action in reliance on its contents: to do so is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. Please inform the sender that this message has gone astray before deleting it. Any views or opinions presented are to be understood as those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the North West Wales NHS Trust. The contents of this e-mail may be subject to public disclosure under the NHS Code of Openness or the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The confidentiality of the message and any reply cannot be guaranteed. This message and any attached files will have been checked with virus detection software before transmission. However, recipients must carry out their own virus checks before opening any attachment. The Trust accepts no liability for any loss or damage, which may be caused by software viruses. ********** Confidentiality Notice ********** This electronic transmission and any attached documents or other writings are confidential and are for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) identified above. This message may contain information that is privileged, confidential or otherwise protected from disclosure under applicable law. If the receiver of this information is not the intended recipient, or the employee, or agent responsible for delivering the information to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, reading, dissemination, distribution, copying or storage of this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this information in error, please notify the sender by return email and delete the electronic transmission, including all attachments from your system.