I would suggest taking just a PC, ANY PC (it could really be even a laptop
or something) and making it a DC in your domain, as a second DC. You don't
have to do anything on it, just join it to the domain and DCPROMO it up.
After you get your real server, just DCPROMO this one back down after you
have the new server up and running. That way, you will have a fail-back DC.
You could also use NTBackup to backup your System State information on a DC
to a file and then copy this file off to another computer - that will
essentially give you a backup of your domain.
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> I hv. just built a win2K DC and migrated all NT domain
> users to 2K domain. All of a sudden my win2K DC cudn't
> boot as it said boot.ini was missing.Out of great
> difficulty i managed to restore the boot.ini ( to add tot
> he problem my server was raid 5 :)_. Now, we r buying the
> backup media only next week. So till then if i am to back
> up my AD and also Exchange running on the server how do i
> do that .... I wud appreciate if someone can give me a
> insight as i don't want to lose my only DC... MY server
> for the second DC is on itz way from manufacturer... hence
> this issue...