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I am replacing a windows 2003 server (Domain Controller) with a new machine from Dell.  The O/S (Win 2003 server) is preloaded on the new machine.  I intend to remove the old server which is nothing more then a reconfigured powerful workstation with windows 2003 server on it.  How can I transfer, or copy my active directory from the old machine onto the new machine so I don't have to recreate my users/groups, etc?  The old server will not be a part of the domain anymore and the hard drives will be formatted so I don't have the option of running 2 servers.  I would rather pull the info off the old server, disconnect the machine, connect/configure the new server then transfer the info onto the new server.  I would rather not deal with "dueling domain controllers", demotions and elections...
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   Feel free to ask questions about steps
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You say you don't want to deal with two domain controllers - but that really is your best option to get this done successfully.

Here's a pretty good walkthrough on the necessary steps:
http://www.damaged-existence.com/internet/ActiveDirectoryProcedures/ReplaceDomainController/tabid/54/Default.aspx
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agreed, that link above is my guide i wrote some time back on replacing a DC....its your easiest way
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(jay jay - would've given you credit if I knew it was yours....now I know =)
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Ah Thats cool mate - no stress at all, i havent touched it in ages and it needs soem fixing lol, but im glad its getting used :)
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Thanks for your help.  I actually didn't use either answer because there weren't that many to transfer and I was able to do it quicker by manually doing the transfer.  THANKS GUYS!
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