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WIndows 2000 Server Domain Demotion

Discussion in 'Networking' started by gfg, May 24, 2006.

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  1. gfg

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    I have 2 domain controllers, a primary and a secondary. The primary machine is breaking down and I am going to retire it.

    I need to install DNS and DHCP on the secondary server, and promote it to the primary. In what order do you recommend?

    Do I demote the first, promote the second and them move DNS and DHCP?

    Thanks for any advice


    Gary
     
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  3. gfg

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    ROKN -

    This describes how to migrate to Win 2003 - I am staying with 2000 Server. If I demote the first server, I will lose DNS - should I move this to the second server as a secondary DNS - same with DHCP - and then demote the first server?
     
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    I would add DNS wait quite a few hours. Do everything in prep of demotion in AD on the primary server. Then add DHCP but don't make the scope active. Lastly the second you turn off the primary server make your scope active.

    2 DHCP servers on one network can cause problems 2 DNS servers won't

    Also FYI you should be having the people connect to the primary servers DNS ip for DNS resolution when you make the new scope remember to change the IP of the DNS to the new server with DNS on it.
     
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