moving one domain to another domain
Posted on 2005-03-22
i have 2 domains set up. both are windows 2000 active directory domains.
1 domain has 3 pdcs and 150 computers. currently lotus R6 migrating to exchange.
2nd domain has 1 pdc and one nt4 memberserver, 6pcs running exchange 2000
there are no webservices, or anything like that.
We have to move the the second to our domain. so here are the questions :
1. i have to demote the pdc running exchange which is main server, using dcpromo. second i dont really need to clean up anything since its the main pdc and will remove the domain once demoted correct ?
2. after i do demote it can i just rename the machine and add it to the other domain or is there something specific i ihave to do so that the old active directory doesnt get messed up when joined to the other domain ? the exchange server will be shut off mailboxes exported and .pst file made from global adreess list.
3. the nt4 box can just be renamed and added to the new domain ?