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HOW TO CHANGE SECONDARY DC TO BE THE FIRST DC AS I HAVE AN ERROR ON HDD REQUESTING TO REPLACE IT

Ive setup 2 DC's together and eventually got DNS and AD working together.

Ive been monitoring the Event viewer:

Primary DC - says that I need to backup data as HDD will fail very soon.

Resolution:

1. How do I switch control from Primary DC to Secondary DC?
2. How do I switch back once installed software back to how it was?
3. I only installed Win 2003 server, SP2 & Suptools  and 5 Windows Updates, so once Ive put that back
and reconnected Primary Server will it join DOMAIN, add AD & DNS automatically?

Note:  Then I can presumably replace Hdd
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mikey250
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mikey250Author Commented:
I did what you said:

transferred the fsmo from Primary to Secondary
But could transfer it back by trying to transfer the secondary back!!

Should have I seized the role to put the fsmo back on the original primary?

In the end I reinstalled the Secondary DC away from the network and made the original primary the Primary again.
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