Solved

Moving Master Domain controller  from server to another

Posted on 2008-10-02
8
640 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
Hello there,

I would like to move my primary domain (Windows 2000 server  32 bit) to an existing  server on same domain (Windows 2003 R2 server 64bit).

My domain name is:  abc.com

Windows 2000 server name is: fs01.abc.com (primary domain)
Windows 2003 R2 server name is: ex01.abc.com (additional domain)

The two servers are on same site and domain.

Could any body help &..!!

Thanks



0
Comment
Question by:shatanar
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
8 Comments
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
Darius Ghassem earned 100 total points
ID: 22624764
If the 2003 server is already a DC then you only need to transfer the FSMO roles over to the 2003 server.

http://www.petri.co.il/transferring_fsmo_roles.htm
0
 
LVL 70

Assisted Solution

by:KCTS
KCTS earned 200 total points
ID: 22624771
As the new Windows 2003 server is the R2 version and the existing set-up is not then you need to run Adprep  from CD2 of the R2 disks on the existing Domain controller. Adprep is in the \CMPNENTS\R2\ folder on CD2
you need to run

adprep /forestprep
and
adprep /domainprep

(if this fails you may need to source a 32bit version of 2003 R2 ADPREP - try the 2003R2 Trial CDs)

From the command line promote the new machine to a domain controller with the DCPROMO command from the command line Select Additional Domain Controller in an existing Domain

Once Active Directory is installed then install DNS. You can do this through Add/Remove Programs->Windows Components->Networking Services->DNS.  If you are using Active Directory Integrated DNS then DNS will br replicated from the other DC/DNS.

Next make the new machine a global catalog server, go to Administrative Tools, Active Directory Sites and Services, Expand, Sites, Default first site and Servers. Right click on the new server and select properties and tick the Global Catalog checkbox. (Global catalog is essential for logon as it needs to be queried to establish Universal Group Membership)

If desired install DHCP on the new DC. You can do this through Add/Remove Programs->Windows Components->Networking Services->DHCP. You will then need to remove any existiing DHCP prior to authorising the new DHCP Server. When setting up the new DHCP server dont forget to set the default gateway (router) and DNS Servers. Talking of which all the clients (and the domain controllers themselves) need to have their Preferred DNS server set the new domain controller.

Both Domain Controllers by this point will have Active Directory, Global Catalog, DNS and the domain could function for a while at least should any one of them fail.

0
 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:bcrosby007
bcrosby007 earned 200 total points
ID: 22624773
If the servers are on the same domain, and Active Directory is already installed on both computers, all you have to do is transfer your FSMO roles to the 2003 server.
0
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:KCTS
ID: 22624812
If you want fault tollerance (and why would you not), then you also need to install DNS and make the new machine a global catalog server
0
 

Author Comment

by:shatanar
ID: 22625154
Thank a lot , but really need a step by step procedure  to transfer my FSMO roles from 2000 server to the 2003 server.
0
 
LVL 70

Assisted Solution

by:KCTS
KCTS earned 200 total points
ID: 22625164
0
 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:bcrosby007
bcrosby007 earned 200 total points
ID: 22625165
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Darius Ghassem
ID: 22625230
Look at my first post.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
In this video we outline the Physical Segments view of NetCrunch network monitor. By following this brief how-to video, you will be able to learn how NetCrunch visualizes your network, how granular is the information collected, as well as where to f…
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…

719 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question