Solved

BDC to PDC

Posted on 2004-09-02
1
241 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I am in the process of phasing out older servers and replacing them with newer ones. I need to replace my primary domain controller. I would like to promote the backup domain controller to the primary role. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this would be greatly appreciated. Suggestions on steps to take and things to watch out for would be a great help. Thanks in advance.
0
Comment
Question by:cutremp
1 Comment
 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
Debsyl99 earned 125 total points
ID: 11964983
Hi
Assuming that you have a windows 2000 network: All you'd need to do is transfer the roles to your remaining server, then run dcpromo on the server you wish to replace to demote it, then take it offline. You can then bring a new server up, join it to the domain, promote it with dcpromo, and transfer the roles back if that's what you wish to do,

HOW TO: View and Transfer FSMO Roles in the Graphical User Interface
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;255690

The below is to seize roles (although it does attempt to transfer prior to seizure) - Using Ntdsutil.exe to seize or transfer FSMO roles to a domain controller
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;255504

Deb :))
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
What is Backup? Backup software creates one or more copies of the data on your digital devices in case your original data is lost or damaged. Different backup solutions protect different kinds of data and different combinations of devices. For e…
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …

747 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now