Solved

demote a domain

Posted on 2007-03-29
4
867 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-05
how to demote a domain controller?
0
Comment
Question by:Dennis_Wilcox
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:gabrielaz
gabrielaz earned 500 total points
ID: 18818036
dc promo from the run command of the domain controller.
0
 
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 18818061
Don't forget to manually remove the FSMO roles (move them to another server).
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
ID: 18818111
           It is not dc promo. It is dcpromo. If the server you are demoting is a secondary domain controller in domain, do not choose "this is the only server left in domain". If it is the PDC and there is no other servers left in domain, choose this option.
          As leew said, if this is the PDC, and there is another GDC already in domain, and if you want this "domain" stay alive and work correctly, you should transfer FSMO roles by using ntdsutil.exe, which is part of server support tools.
               
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
gabrielaz earned 500 total points
ID: 18818118
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

In-place Upgrading Dirsync to Azure AD Connect
A project that enables an administrator to perform actions within a user session context not just at the time of login but any time later on day(s) or week(s) later.
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
Are you ready to implement Active Directory best practices without reading 300+ pages? You're in luck. In this webinar hosted by Skyport Systems, you gain insight into Microsoft's latest comprehensive guide, with tips on the best and easiest way…

738 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