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Removing old Domain Controller and moving to new domain

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Hi,

We've changed domains and now have 2. We've moved all the computers from the old domain to the new one except for the old Domain Controller. I basically want to turn the old DC into a "normal" computer and move it to the new domain. Is there a simple way to do this?

Hopefully this is nice and easy

Richard
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by:sirbounty
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Greetings riksweeney,
Is this Win2k/3 or NT?
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by:MaB
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Hi riksweeney,
I would say No.
The only good way is to reinstall the computer with client software.

BR MaB.
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by:MaB
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But sirbounty is really good at this and might have a better idea....
MaB
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Well, let's just say the short answer is:

If NT: No.  Rebuild
If 2K/3: Yes - run dcpromo to demote it.

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by:MaB
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Thanks for that sirbounty.

My experience is from NT so that explains my answer. Now I know more than before. Thats nice :-)

BR MaB
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by:sirbounty
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Always happy to help... :D
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by:riksweeney
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Drat, it's NT. Oh well, I know for future now. Thanks.
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Supposedly you can fudge this by simply disabling the Netlogon service..I've never personally tried it though.
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