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What are all the things i need to keep in mind before removing a DC from the Domain

Hi,

What are all the things i need to keep in mind before removing a DC from the Domain.What is the command and points i need to keep in mind before demoting.

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Sharath
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DarylxCommented:
The main thing is to make sure the server isn't running any FSMO roles.  Once you're sure the FSMO roles are running on other domain controllers, you can just run dcpromo on the domain controller to demote it.
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
How can i check if FSMO roles are there or not.
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cj_1969Commented:
Here is MS's instructions on viewing and transferring roles ...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255690
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LauraEHunterMVPCommented:
If the DC is running AD-integrated DNS, any client computers that are pointing to the DC as their DNS resolver need to be pointed to another DNS server.
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Nicholas IlerIT Technical EngineerCommented:
Your primary DC is usually setup with DNS services running. This service is essential for your network. If this is the second DC you may not need to be concerned with this. Make sure you transfer primary domain roles to your main DC. Then demote the DC so that entries are cleanly removed from you system.

If you have DNS services running on this server, I believe all you have to do is install this service on the other DC and it will automatically replicate. After DNS replicates. You should than transfer the roles of primary DC.
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Thank you all....
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