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How should I uninstall DNS

I currently have my own domain (forest) with two DCs and DNS installed on both.  I have to demote both DCs and join another domain (forest). I will be suborndinate in the new domain.  How and when should I uninstall DNS? Then, will I be able to reinstall DNS with new settings and have it work?  Thanks.
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DenverRickCommented:
After your demotion is complete on both servers and they are stand alone, use Control Panel to remove DNS.  Then join the domain pointing to its primary DNS server, promote if applicable, then install DNS.
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mgaitherAuthor Commented:
Do I need to delete files or clear anything prior to reinstalling DNS? Thanks.
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DenverRickCommented:
No.  The data for your Domain Controller DNS is located in Active Directory, which is going bye-bye when you eliminate your Domain Membership on these two.  You could delete the Windows\System32\dns folder if your worried about old data, but there should not be any there.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Don't demote until the Admins tell you to from the other domain. If you are migrating into another domain then you want have your AD structure up and running so they can migrate your AD objects into their AD forest. So, wait to demote and remove DNS until you get further instructions to their plans.
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