Need to remove un-necesary lower level AD Child Domain as part of new server install/migration.
Posted on 2008-06-12
We have a W2003 AD Domain "city.local" and a child domain of "library.city.local"
The Domain controller for "Library.city.local" is a W2000 AD system - that is being replaced with a W2003R2 system.
The parent Domain is W2003.
It has been decided that the child domain is not required.
We want to find the best method to eliminate the child domain - to minimize the effect on several PC systems
and a Terminal Server that uses a GPO lockdown. A new terminal server will also be introduced.
Wish to transfer as many objects (Computer accounts, users, policies) as possible trying to minimize effort.
There are several PC's that use a hardware lockdown system and GPO lockdowns.
We can do it the hard way - move PC's to workgroup, export AD accounts,etc but looking for time saving steps.