RE: Demoting Win2000 server with Exchange 2000

  • From: "Chris Nielsen" <cnielsen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 11:54:43 -0600

This seems akin to formatting and reinstalling Windows to fix a problem.
While this is sometimes the only viable solution to fix a problem, all other
avenues should be explored before doing that.

You have Active Directory replication issues, I think you should look at
correcting them. There are several things you can look at to correct it. As
this is an Exchange list I'll just point you in a couple good directions:

Follow the links for the "Active Directory Discussion" which is the first
entry in the list. It is a very good mailing list, on par with this Exchange

Or try:

Chris Nielsen
Systems Administrator
New Dawn Technologies

-----Original Message-----
From: Vadim Shulaev [mailto:vadim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2003 11:35 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Demoting Win2000 server with Exchange 2000

I have been thinking about it for a while now...
I have Exchange 2000 sp3 running on 2K server which is also DC2 in the
domain. It is not a GC or anything, just a secondary DC in the domain.
I installed DC on the server first and then Exchange software.
Everything seems to running good, except i have some replication issues
with GC DC. Someone previously made both of the DC's GC and AD was getting
confused, but i made the chages back as you can have only one GC server
per domain.

Now i am having all kinds of "strange" issues with replication and i was
wondering if i can demote this server to memeber server, remove AD from it
and later on proote it back to DC. This should cleanup my connections and
regenerate them again.

If i do demote this server which has Exch2000 on it, will the mail server
sill work without DC on it??? Have anyone done this before???


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