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Windwos 2003 DC Promo - Demote AD/DNS Server without Removing DNS

MyICHPHelp asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi all I have a widows 2003 server running AD/DNS  that i would like to remove AD from and just leave the DNS intact. The last time i tried this with a similar box when i ran dcpromo it removed AD like i wanted and also DNS which was unintended and i had to scramble to recreate my dns back to the the way it was originally setup. Now i do know that i can juggle dns around and move it first to another box and then after that settles out then demote the AD using dcpromo and then move dns back to this box which will be its permanent home BUT I am lazy and i would like to know if i can skip all that and just remove AD without having to move remove and reinstall dns....

any suggestions comments or help is appreciated
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