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Is there a way to downgrade an existing 2008 R2 domain controller to an RODC?

I have a domain controller that i want to move to a branch office in preparation for a big data center move where branch office may be disconnected from VPN for a while. Is it possible to 'downgrade' my current server so that it is read-only? Thanks.
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Glen KnightCommented:
Not without demoting it and re-promoting it as a RODC
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RickSheikhCommented:
Repromoting as RODC is the only option.
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Glen KnightCommented:
RickSheikh, please read all previous posts before posting, if you have nothing of value to add then please refrain from posting.  All you did was repeat what had already been said.
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mdoolittleAuthor Commented:
nah- rick posted like 2 seconds after the other post. I did not even see his post until i pressed- accept as sollution and it popped up.
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Glen KnightCommented:
It was actually 10 minutes.
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RickSheikhCommented:
Demazter :

I must say "wow". I am part of many listmails and forums, I have never seen such an outrage over a slim possibility of losing "points" or "answers". I had clicked on the notification email from my mailbox and had the browser opened while I got distracted by coworker and your reply had preceded mine before I commented without any knowledge of your comment. (Usually I hit referesh but this I missed)

Besides, you can have the points as this is not what I am primarily after. As a community contributor I realize that even If I had commented with the same answer (knowingly) it often puts the OP at comfort for the desired answer as the question now has two people with same opinion.

-Rick
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RickSheikhCommented:
mdoolittle :

What was the mishap here ? as you did what you should have done i.e accepted the "right" first answer as you saw fit which was demazter's in this instance?
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mdoolittleAuthor Commented:
I have no problem at all with anyone :-) i was just saying that I did not have my browser refreshed either and your comment was so close that I could understand why you posted 'same' answer. I don't understand the issue either. Thanks to both of you!
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Glen KnightCommented:
There is no issue, its just happening all too often at the moment where people are repeating posts that have already been posted.  It happens, unfortunately too much.
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Mike KlineCommented:
It happens on the TechNet DS forums a lot too, what happened to Rick here has happened to me plenty of times (window open and a boss or co-worker comes in).

In the end I'm happy to have guys like Glenn and Rick here at EE...it is good for everyone!

Thanks

Mike
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