Adding Member DC
Posted on 2008-10-23
I have a Windows 2000 DC, which we installed 4-5 years ago. When we promoted it to DC, we made a mistake naming it properly. Here is what it says under System Properties -> Network Identification
Full Computer Name: Server1.
I cannot change the Full computer name (to Server1.COMPANY.LOCAL) as this server is a DC in production environment. I have about 100 user accounts & can't really blow the AD. Now I got a new server & it is Windows 2003 R2. I am trying to make it a Member Server & it cannot see the old Windows 2000 DC. I am certain that it is because the Win2K server name is not in correct format. I successfully ran adprep, domainprep & forestprep commands on Win2k server.
The whole idea is to make Windows 2003 server a member server & then transfer roles to it. wonder if someone can help me out!! Thank you.