In a three sites environment which contain two domain controllers, one W2K with the FSMO roles and another W2K3 with the global catalogue. Both are on different sites. There was a call to move the W2K DC to another site and the move took two weeks before I received the server. Before being unplugged, the roles were not transferred. Fortunately, there was no operation which required additional RIDs and the W2K3 seems to be holding fine except of course for the replication error in the events viewer.
My question is: Since the replication is 2 weeks late and the server with the FSMO roles will be reinstalled into a W2K3 server anyway, should I simply seize the roles on the remaining DC or should I still opt for a graceful removal?
Also, if I am to put back online the W2K server to transfer the roles, will I encounter any problem since the IP address will not be the same as the one it had on its original sites?
A concerned admin