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How would you demote a test bed 2000 server /AD

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Currently running to 2 networks.  One is a live network with 2000 server with Active Directory currently running 9 wrkstaions.  The second network is the same server setup used for testing installs.  How could I make the live network see the testbed server? Bascially wanting the test server to show up on the live network?  Thanks for the help - Vic
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itsmevic

You can demote the testbed server using DCPROMO.EXE

To make it visible (I am assuming a a member of the domain)  to the live AD domain and assuming the network connectivity is present all you need to do is join it as a member server to the live domian - after which you can re-run DCPROMO and promote it to a DC in the live domain if you wish.

I'll cross post this to your other question, post responses in either place.

Cheers

JamesDS
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I think a better option will be to have a trust relatuon between your test server & the live server . This way you dont make any changes to your Active directory settings & the trust can be removed without affecting the AD.
check this on how to do it
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;816301

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q306733

check this if you face problem

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=312003
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you don't need trusts to see a server...you also don't need that server to be in your domain...you just need to be able to route to it using ip routing. then you can make peer-to-peer connections or whatever.
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