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How to exclude exsisting domain from it's forest

Posted on 2005-04-11
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I have windows 2003 server, AD, Exchange 2003 Server. I have forest structure as follows: domain A - forest root domai and domain B - child domain. Is it possible to brake the forest and to make domain B forest root domain in a new forest?
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ckratsch earned 500 total points
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None that I'm aware of.  It would likely be better to build a new 2003 DC as a new forest root, then use ADMT to move objects from the old child domain to the new forest root.  The new forest root machine doesn't even have to be superpowerful - a desktop will do - because after you're done migrating data, you'll gracefully demote the DCs in the old child domain, killing the old child domain, then bring those machines up as DCs in the new forest root.  Transfer FSMO roles to the real server(s), configure GCs and DNS and whatever else you have running - then gracefully demote the desktop you used to build the new forest root.

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