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Dcproming a terminal server, will it break terminal services?

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A client of mine has one terminal server which is domain controller.  This server is running server 2000.  I have to remove this server off of the domain and upgrade it.  I have transferred all of the fsmo roles away from the machine onto two other domain controllers and it is not handling dhcp, dns, or wins.  Before i take it down for the upgrade, i need to keep it running terminal services becuase of there outside sales guys that need to connect to work.  

If i dcpromo it will it break terminal services or do i have to remove terminal services first and then dcpromo it, then make it a terminal serices server agian?
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I would back-up the server, remove TS and then run dcpromo...
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If i remove terminal services and then dcpromo, will i have to reinstall all of the programs on the server after it make it a terminal server agian?
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Yes, you will have to do that as well.

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I would backup the server first, but would dcpromoing the server first break terminal services?  
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Jason Watkins earned 2000 total points
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Your security policies may change.  DCs have an additional layer of group policy applied to them, this may break some facets of your operation.

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thanks.
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Thank you, good luck...
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