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Demote Domain Controller During Production Hours

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Any issues demoting a domain controller during production hours, or am I nuts?  There will still be 2 DC's left.  Thanks.  
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bsohn417:

As long as the roles have been moved to the other DCs -and- no one's using the server -and- it doesn't use DHCP, DNS or WINS services , go for it.

That said, do yourself a favor and do it off-hours.

HTH

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Amen - The other thing to consider is it requires a reboot to finish the process.  If you have any mission critical services that can't be migrated you might want to hold off.  I have had to do a emergency demotion during production hours before and it went pretty smoothly though.  On the same token it is because I migrated DNS, DHCP, WINS, Shares, and FSMO roles before hand to a new machine (As mentioned by MidnightOne).

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