Windows Server 2008 "Clean up after your server"

While learning about the changes in Active Directory on Windows Server 2008 at a recent conference, the presenters casually mentioned a new feature as an aside that is actually quite exciting!If you have ever had a Domain Controller stolen or experience catastrophic hardware failure, then you are familiar with the joy that is manually cleaning […]

While learning about the changes in Active Directory on Windows Server 2008 at a recent conference, the presenters casually mentioned a new feature as an aside that is actually quite exciting!

If you have ever had a Domain Controller stolen or experience catastrophic hardware failure, then you are familiar with the joy that is manually cleaning up the DC metadata in Active Directory with NTDSUTIL. (This KB article has all the steps in case you have trouble going to sleep. Daniel Petri also has a good write-up here). It is a painful experience to say the least.

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Windows Server 2008, Active Directory, Server, Longhorn, Windows Longhorn Server