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Instructions on replacing secondary domain controller

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Hello,

  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
  KB324801

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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