We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Check out our new AWS podcast with Certified Expert, Phil Phillips! Listen to "How to Execute a Seamless AWS Migration" on EE or on your favorite podcast platform. Listen Now

x

Demoting a DC, DNS, and DHCP server

Medium Priority
568 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
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.

Thanks
Comment
Watch Question

CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2013
Commented:
Unlock this solution with a free trial preview.
(No credit card required)
Get Preview
Unlock this solution with a free trial preview.
(No credit card required)
Get Preview

Commented:
I suggest performing the DCPROMO to demote it to being a member server as that process will likely want to write to and reference DNS, and then do DHCP and DNS.
Unlock the solution to this question.
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Please provide your email to receive a free trial preview!

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.