Domain controller is also a webserver can it be demoted to a memember server?

Posted on 2005-03-21
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I know there are problems if you demote a domain controller that is running exchange so I would like to know if there is any known issues when demoting a domain controller that is hosting a website?
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mikeleebrla earned 500 total points
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there shouldn't be any problem as long as you make sure the following things have been checked:

make sure you have another DC on your network that has a copy of the global catalog on it.
make sure this server doesn't hold any of the 5 FSMO roles.  if it does move them to another DC.
make sure no clients look to this DC for DNS name resolution.
If you are running exchange on your network, make sure your exchange server doesnt statically look to this DC for any services.

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