change and remove current primary domain controller

Posted on 2009-02-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am trying to find all the steps to decommission my current Primary Domain Controller and move all the functions that go with it to another machine.   So far I have gone into ADUC and right clicked the domain gone to Operations Master and changed the RID, PDC, and Infrastructure to the new DC, I have gone into the AD schema snap in and Changed the DC, and gone to ADDT and chose operations manager and changed this to the correct DC as well.  Is there anything else I am missing to make sure nothing will look for the old PDC after it is offline?
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    by:Mike Kline
    How is DNS setup?  Do you have DNS on this new box? Are any clients pointing to the old box for DNS?
    What other roles were on the old box? (DHCP, File services, etc)
    You got all the FSMO roles.
    Is your new DC a GC?  That is something you want to check

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    Very helpfully.  Thanks.
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    by:Mike Kline
    Thanks,  just one quick follow up.  Will this be the only DC on your network?  
    Just asking because you always want to have two (just in case the worst case happens and one goes down hard)

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