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Instructions on replacing secondary domain controller


  I am hoping that someone can point me to instructions on replacing my secondary DC, running Windows 2003, with a new server.  Please if possible, provide documents that reference areas that require special attention.

Thank you in advance.
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if you have more than one existing DC, I will go as follows:

1. check the health of current environment (not too many people do this but this is important!) do not proceed before you fix any issues

" dcdiag /v" on all DCs
" repadmin /showreps" on all DCs
" netdiag /v" on all DCs

2. transfer all fsmo roles, dns, dhcp, etc to a server that will remain

3. run health check again

4. demote the old hardware, disjoin from domain
5. wait for replication
6. add new hw into domain with same name
7 promote.
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