Moving Domain Controller to another box.
Posted on 2006-05-01
Hi, we need to move a DC from one box to another.
The DC2 has also DHCP and WINS servers running.
There is anotehr , working DC (named DC1)o n the network that is working , serving clients and repricating with DC2.
What is the best prattice 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 - 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.