Demoting a DC, DNS, and DHCP server
Posted on 2009-07-07
Ok this is kind of a simple question I am just looking to get all of the information together in one place before I begin.
I have a small field office of about 20 users that is closing up shop. Currently they have one server onsite that is acting as a file print server, domain controller, DNS server, and DHCP. I have been tasked with the removal of server from our AD infrastructure.
I will be copying the user data over to the local offices main file server that is no biggie.
I also need to
1. Demote the domain controller back to a member server so that it doesnt cause AD errors when it is finally removed and repurposed.
2. Remove the DNS server role gracefully so that there arent any errors.
3. Remove the DHCP server role so that I dont have to worry about IP address conflicts when I plug it into our main office LAN.
I am sure someone out there has a good refference for these three steps.