Replacing a Domain Controller WIndows 2003

Posted on 2006-04-03
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Please provide with the DETAILthe steps to replace a Domain Controller Windows 2003 with another Windows 2003 server.

Question by:JohnRamz
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    by:Walter Padrón
    "How to install Small Business Server 2003 in an existing Active Directory domain"

    This is a step by step installation, skip steps you don't need (ie: prepare Active Directory...)
    After this steps
    The new computer must be a domain controller that is installed on the root of the domain.
    The new computer must hold all the Flexible Single Master Operation (FSMO) roles.
    The new computer must be a global catalog server.

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    Hi JohnRamz,

    outline of the steps i take

    1) promote your new DC in as an additional Domain Controller
    2) Make sure your DNS is AD Integrated so it replicates with the new DC
    3) Transfer the FSMO roles to new DC
    4) Make the new DC a global Gatalog
    5) Take over any DHCP and additional Roles
    6) Make sure replication has completed (leave for a few hours)
    7) Demote the first server using the DCPROMO Tool
    8) Change your DNS SOA record to point to the new DC
    9) Double check sites and services to make sure your DC has been removed completely

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