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What to check before removing DNS and AD from one of my DC's

Have two DC's

One Win2003 and one Win2000

Need to remove DNS and AD from the Win2000 server

What do I need to check and how?
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TANGLAD
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TANGLADAuthor Commented:
Have checked that the 5 FSMO roles are held by the Win2003 server. I did that using netdom.

Anything else to check? Global Catalog, netlogn share, sysvol share? How to check it?
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Redwulf__53Commented:
-Check all other servers' TCP/IP configuration to ensure they are not using the old 2000 server's DNS service.
-Check the DHCP scope for the network to  ensure the old 2000 is not listed in the DNS server option
-Check Exchange's settings to make sure it uses other DC's/GC's (http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Closer-Look-Directory-Service-Access-DSAccess-Part1.html)
-Check that the FSMO roles are transferred to the 2003 server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/197132 (note: running DCPromo to demote the old server will automatically move the roles from 2000 server to the remaining DC's, but I prefer to do it manually beforehand)
-Using DFS? Make sure the replica is removed from the old server.


After these checks, run Dcpromo on the old server to remove AD.

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