Gostev wrote:Basically, you cannot pull a single DC from a multi-DC environment, and expect it to work in the isolated environment. Because what happens is it will fail to find replication partners (other DCs), and will stop the NETLOGON service.
Also, keep in mind that you must wait for the DC to automatically reboot (after it completes the VSS restore process) before attempting to logon.
One of these 2 points is likely the cause for your issue.
Please search the existing topics for more information and the detailed description of the DC restore.
So if I have two DC's and want to replicate them to a DR site, what is the correct way of doing this and turning them up in an DR event?
Can I just turn them both on? Or will on need to be put into authoritative restore mode?
If I lost just one domain controller - how should the replica be brought up?