Moving Domain Controller to another box.
Posted on 2006-05-01
We need to move a DC from one box to another.
The DC2 has also DHCP and WINS servers running.
There is another , working DC (named DC1) on the network that is online , serving clients and replicating with DC2.
What is the best practice to perform the move without (m)any complications?
I plan to:
1.Promote the new box to a domain controller ( let's say DC3).
2.Stop DHCP service on DC2 ( DC1 is also a DHCP server - it will serve the clients)
3.Stop the WINS on DC2
4.Transfer to DC1 any server roles that DC2 might have.
5.After replication is finished , demote DC2.
What am I missing? Any suggestions for a better plan/strategy?
What do I do about transfering the DHCP and WINS services?
How do I let the new DC3 know about address leases , reservations etc. that existed on DC2?
I appreciate your input.