At one of our branches we are elimating their Windows 2003 Domain Controller that also has DFS on it. This server is a domain controller with a global catalog on it. Users used to authenticate to it and get dhcp from it. However we have made a new DHCP scope at headquarters and configured it to pass DHCP info to the branch. We need to get rid of this server, and I wonder what all I need to change to let this happen without breaking anything. We replaced it with a riverbed steelhead. Last time I tested the steelhead, I just shutdown the server. That caused all kinds of login and DFS problems. The dfs problems seems to mess with our other branches as well. So I turned it back on and the problems quit.
Its listed as a "Namespace server" with all the other servers.
So do I just delete its name from the "Namespace Servers" on the DFS management tool, and then run a DCPROMO to unjoin it from the Domain, and DNS replication and all that?
Since DHCP server gives them our DNS server at headquarters, will this allow them to authenticate to the server at headquarters?