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Rename Virtual Machine Host Windows Server 2008R2 sp1

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Hi all...
I have a Dell server PowerEdge T610  12Gb Ram  Dual Quadcore Processors
Currently running Windows server 2008R2sp1 as a domain controller

I also have 2 virtual servers on this box.

My goal is to demote this machine to a member server, and rename it.

Are there going to be issues with the virtual machines if i do so?

thanks in advance....
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by:SeaSenor
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I am using Hyper V  

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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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It shouldn't affect the Virtual Machines.
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by:OriNetworks
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It should have no negative effects as long as you ensure hyperv isn't configured with network accounts that will no longer exist. I will assume that there is another domain controller on this domain that will perform the roles that this host currently has.
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by:SeaSenor
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thank you.

additionally, is it ok to promote virtual machines to domain controllers without future issues..?
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yes.. there are other domain controllers...
I am in the process of moving from 2003 to 2008R2 exclusively.
Just wanted to make sure I wasn't breaking things during the moves.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 250 total points
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yes, you can promote Virtual Machines to Domain Controllers, but never roll them back with Snapshotting.
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so just demote them as usual your saying?
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by:OriNetworks
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The only thing I would recommend against would be making all DCs virtual machines. It is a best practice to always have atleast one available physical domain controller.
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Thanks to all.
I will accept as complete a have divided the points.
if no one minds...I would like to know why it is best to always have a physical DC vs. virtual.
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