[THIN] SV: Re: SV: OT: Replacing a DC with a new machine

Remember to setup sites/site-links right if you have the different
locations in separate sites for replication purposes.
 

Mvh 
Svein Arild 

 

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Fra: Evan Mann [mailto:emann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sendt: 21. juli 2004 15:08
Til: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Emne: [THIN] Re: SV: OT: Replacing a DC with a new machine


I have a dozen other DCs, this is simply a remote site one, it has no
FSMO roles.  Sounds like my original thought will work however, so I'll
head that route.
 

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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Svein Arild Haugum
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 8:58 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] SV: OT: Replacing a DC with a new machine


Depends.
 
Do you have a second DC? If so, you need to move all FSMO roles to that
one, and the GC.
Then you can dismount the old one, and rebuild the new one with DCPROMO.
 
If you only have one server. You need to setup the new one. Run DCPROMO
and join it to the domain. Then move the GC and FSMOs. Then demote the
old one.
 

Mvh 
Svein Arild 

 

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Fra: Evan Mann [mailto:emann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sendt: 21. juli 2004 14:45
Til: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Emne: [THIN] OT: Replacing a DC with a new machine



I have to setup a temporary server at one office and it needs to be a
domain controller.  In a few weeks I'll have a permanent machine to
replace this temporary with.  I have some programs that map folders via
UNC paths and it's easier from that standpoint to keep the temporary
server name the same as the permanent one.


However, I'm not sure if that's the best way to do it from a DC
standpoint . I've yet to need to replace an existing AD DC with a new
machine, so I'm not familiar with the process.  


Would it be as basic as demoting the temporary server, deleting it from
AD Users/Computers and then putting in my new machine in place and
running dcpromo on it? 



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