remove one member server to function as dc in another domain?
Posted on 2011-03-01
I've been asked to pick up a windows server 2003 box(member server) which has been configured on a single domain controller domain, remove it from this domain.
They want me to try to remove it from this domain and configure it to be a domain controller for an entirely different domain.
The new location this server would be installed currently has a windows nt domain configured, This new server would have to be configured as a replacement domain controller for the windows nt domain controller.
Now I do believe The new server doesn't need to be using the same domain name, As I've been told to figure out a way to make it work.
Neither server has anything documented on configuration.
I know the new server needs to be configured as the only domain controller in either the new location's existing domain or a new domain whichever i see fit.
I've really got next to no experience with active directory configuration.
Bottom line remove a member server from one domain and configure it to be a domain controller at another location .
My concern is how the old windows nt domain controller is configured.
The windows nt domain is controlling access for members of that domain to get to resources on one member server connected to this domain(nt domain).
Hopefully this is clear as I'm coming back to work from being sick I still have some residual cold symptoms.
Please help me with where to start in this big endeavor, btw telling the boss I can't do it isn't an option as they'll make me try to figure it out.