I have a similar issue (Exchange 2003 on a DC) that I will need to tackle at some time. Could I do several backups. Remove Exchange Demote Server to be a Member Server Then install exchange using the /diasterrecovery switch restoring the databases to the 'new' Exchange Servers. Peter > -----Original Message----- > From: Clarke, Scott [mailto:Scott.Clarke@xxxxxxxxxxxx] > Sent: Wednesday 28 September 2005 19:45 > To: [ExchangeList] > Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Disaster Recovery Planning for Exchange > > http://www.MSExchange.org/ > > After removing Exchange 2000 from the root DC...can I then > rename the root DC and change its IP. > > -----Original Message----- > From: manju [mailto:manjunatha.bn@xxxxxxxxx] > Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 8:30 AM > To: [ExchangeList] > Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Disaster Recovery Planning for Exchange > > > http://www.MSExchange.org/ > > Hi, > To Above mentioned steps I would like add few more things you > need totake care before removing or moving your DC. > apparently your first server will hold Address book , > free+bust schedule information and default public folder. > make sure you have replicated all these information to new > server , including any public folders. > Also check your RUS server. > > Manju > MICROSOFT > > On 9/22/05, Carl Houseman <c.houseman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > http://www.MSExchange.org/ > > > > I should say, this is the simplified method. The details > would have > > more steps, e.g. replicate/re-home public folders and other "first > > exchange server" stuff. The general idea remains as stated. You > > should not demote a domain controller (or promote to a DC) > while Exchange is installed.