Domain Controllers and VMs 'avoiding Do-Over'

With more and more companies using virtualization, such as Microsoft Virtual Server, Server 2008 Hyper-V or VMWare, in their environments these days you may end up in the following situation: 1. Customer wanted to roll back one of his DC’s in his test environment to basically “back out” of some changes that had been made […]

With more and more companies using virtualization, such as Microsoft Virtual Server, Server 2008 Hyper-V or VMWare, in their environments these days you may end up in the following situation: 1. Customer wanted to roll back one of his DC’s in his test environment to basically “back out” of some changes that had been made recently. This was a single domain forest that consisted on two Domain Controllers. Both of the DC’s were running Windows 2003 SP2. 2. Virtual Machine snapshots were being taken instead of normal system state backups. 3. They restored one of the DC’s from one of the snapshots. 4. Replication was broken.

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