Upgrade secondary domain controller to primary

Posted on 2007-07-29
Last Modified: 2010-04-18

we've got an Windows 2000 Server Domain Controller and a Windows 2003 Excahange Server wich also has DNS, DHCP & WINS configured (so it's also our secondary DC). I want to get rid of the Windows 2000 server and upgrade the 2003-server to be the primary domain controller.

What steps should I follow to do so?

thanks in advance for the help.
Question by:Kazung-Q
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    Accepted Solution

    you need to transfeer the FSMO roles.. do the following

    Author Comment

    sorry for the late response (i've had quite the workload lately). I've taken a look at it. I've one remark: this is for transferring between windows 2000 server servers, while I want to transfer from a Windows 2000 server to a Windows 2003 server. Will this give any problems?

    Author Comment

    I found it: you can change it at active directory level: when you right click on "active directory" and choose "Domain Master" you can transfer the 3 roles to another server. That's seems a better solution to me

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