DC to PDC now or later -- that is the question
Posted on 2004-09-10
I'm promoting a 2003 server to the PDC on my domain.
It's currently a DC.
I'd like to test an XP machine on the 2003 server as the PDC, but the users are pointing to and
using the data on the 2000 server that's currently the PDC (which will only be a DC, after I promote the 2003 server to the PDC).
So this is my question, should I make the 2003 server the PDC now, or will demoting the 2000 server while the users
are still using it adversely affect them by perhaps keeping them from accessing files.
Is it safe to make the 2003 server the PDC now - I'll be switching all of the FSMO roles over to the 2003 also.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.