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Migrating Domain Controller to new machine

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Easy and simple question.
I've brand new machine, and I need to connect it to existing domain and make it Domain controller. Old Domen Controller is have to be remove from domain. What do I've to do to do not lose all users, scripts and other settings ???
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by:tanelorn
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its not that bad

here is a stepby step

http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_install_active_directory_replica_on_w2k.htm


basically,  you'd use dcpromo.exe
this link spells out the configuration you need to go through to make it run correctly, and walks you through the cd promo process

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by:tanelorn
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HI,

here is a step by step to remove the old domain controller once you have your new one up and running,  I would suggest that once you have a good replication, that you let your old machine spin for a while before you shut it down.  maybe even just shut it down once you transfer all of the fsmo(?) tokens.  I wouldn't rush to remove it from active directory right away..

that way if something unexpected happens...  you have some recourse.  

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by:wojtekj
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that is main main problem !! If I shut down old DC, do new DC will keep all FSMO rules ???
I've to transfer all rules to new serwer, didn't I?

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by:wojtekj
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I've read everything again, thank's for the link. U gave me link I give U 500 points
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by:tanelorn
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yes,

its important to transfer the tokens before you shutdown the old machine, (and ultimately remove it.) you can force it after the fact,  but its cleaner to do it first

once you transfer them to the new server,  they will stay there.

Tanelorn

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