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Demoting a 2nd domain controller

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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I have a 2ndry DC that needs to come out of service to be reformatted. Dell only put a 12 GB partition on it. As of now it is working fine and DNS is pointed to itself since replication has been fine. Should I point it back to the primary DC DNS or is it ok pointing to itself before DCPROMO to demote it? Also its a global catalog server now, should I uncheck it first? Do any records need to be cleaned up after in DNS?
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Its a RAID 1 with a 12GB C drive and and a 148GB E drive. They made a mistake and put that configuration. I wanted one 160 GB RAID 1. Will I need to make a new site or will the new 2nd DC go to it since its on the same subnet?
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ok so let me repeat the steps, DCPROMO is down, remove the old one in sites, add it back to the workgroup, reformat the drive, install DNS, DCPROMO, make sure it went to the proper site and make a GC server again?
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Yeah that should be fine, after reformat and rebuild of the array you install Windows...of course I knew you would do that.
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ok thanks Mike for always being there, I will try tomorrow morning and open a new post if there is a problem. Just wanted to make sure the steps are right.

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ok thanks...let me know how it goes.
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