Solved

Windows 2003 domain controller move

Posted on 2006-06-27
4
282 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I have a 2003 server standard domain controller stand alone primary. I want to move it to another machine and take it off line keeping the name of the new machine. for example the old machine is machineA I want the new machine to be the PDC and be machineA. I have requested paperwork from microsoft but could find now articles on how to do this. Can someone point me toward support documents on how to move a domain controller to a new machine in server 2003 while maintiaining the domain controller name.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:arahming
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:Pber
ID: 16996109
Dcpromo the new box
dcpromo the old box down to a normal server then remove
rename the new box to old name.
0
 
LVL 95

Assisted Solution

by:Lee W, MVP
Lee W, MVP earned 100 total points
ID: 16996112
You can just install it fresh with a new name, then rename it - see:
http://www.petri.co.il/windows_2003_domain_controller_rename.htm
0
 
LVL 26

Accepted Solution

by:
Pber earned 300 total points
ID: 16996123
Sorry missed a set

Dcpromo the new box
Transfer all FSMO roles to new box
dcpromo the old box down to a normal server then remove
rename the new box to old name.
0
 
LVL 48

Assisted Solution

by:Jay_Jay70
Jay_Jay70 earned 100 total points
ID: 16997345
usually best to recreate the host record for your server in DNS as well if you rename a DC......

http://www.petri.co.il/transferring_fsmo_roles.htm
so that you understand how to move FSMO Roles
0

Featured Post

Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

So you have two Windows Servers and you have a directory/folder/files on one that you'd like to mirror to the other?  You don't really want to deal with DFS or a 3rd party solution like Doubletake. You can use Robocopy from the Windows Server 200…
Scenerio: You have a server running Server 2003 and have applied a retail pack of Terminal Server Licenses.  You want to change servers or your server has crashed and you need to reapply the Terminal Server Licenses. When you enter the 16-digit lic…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

813 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now