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what is the proper way to take AD/DNS from my current server to a new server?

Posted on 2009-05-10
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i know there is a method for making the new server that AD/DNS will reside on and making it the primary server before taking down the original server that had AD/DNS.

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Make sure that your current DNS zones are AD integrated.
Promote the new machine to DC.
Make it a global catalog.
How to promote a domain controller to a global catalog server
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=296882
Install the DNS service on the new DC; wait for the next replication cycle, your current DNS zones will automatically appear on the new server.
Let the new DC point to itself for DNS resolution.
Change the clients to use the new DC for DNS.
Shut down the old DC, check if your domain is still running OK and everybody can logon.
Start the old DC back up again, let it point to the new DC for DNS;
Move the FSMO roles to the new DC.
HOW TO: View and Transfer FSMO Roles in the Graphical User Interface
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=255690
Demote the old DC.

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"n/a" is, in my opinion, a bit weak as explanation for wanting to delete a question without ever having responded.
Care to elaborate?
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yes.

n/a meaning, for my particular scenario.  i no longer need to do this, so i am not able to properly test the advice given to me on this topic.  

thanks.

are you a mod?  do i need to ask for deletion again?

TY.
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I'm not a mod (the comment header would be orange).
Just ask for deletion again, no objection.
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