how to change a second domain controler to a primary domain controler
Posted on 2006-04-24
1 year ago I install a domain controler (windows 2003 server standard edition) I told the DC that he was the first controler on a new domain...I setup the 22 users and bla bla bla everything was ok.. 1 week after, I installed another domain controler on the same network and I told him that he was another dc in an existing domain. again everything was ok. he act as a backup server and is name is (bkserver).
NOW 2 day ago I had to change the first DC with a new Pc and I re-install windows server 2003 on it and I gave him the same name of my of my first server installed 1 year ago (serveur2003) because it was the same name I disconnect the first one from the network. and I begin the installation of the domain setup on the new one
I told him that he was another DC on an existing domain hoping that he would take the users name and password of all my existing users. It work I now have my two server running (serveur2003 and bkserver)
but now all two of them think that they are second on existing domain and I want the new one thinking he's the first one
So how do I tell the new server to be a PDC
Because now i have error message telling me that
THE SERVER HOLDING THE PDC IS DOWN
or a global catalog server could not be located.
and i have problem to creat new user.