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The new 2008 server was successfully added to the domain and all controller functions where successfully transferred.  Now its time to remove the old domain controller.  Do I first uncheck the old server catalog box and let the domain simmer for a day or two before demoting the 2000 domain controller?
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Hi,

Wait another week and then demote the Windows 2000 server.  Make sure replication is running, you are able to use Active Directory.  Check the event logs.
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by:needleboy
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Hi imajava,

Before demoting old domain controller be sure that:

    * at least one global catalog server exist in your domain
    * at least one DNS server exist in your domain
    * run dcddiag on new domain controllers and check for errors
    * run dcpromo on old domain controllers
or *run dcpromo /forceremoval

If you have problems demoting old domain controllers reffer to this MS links:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/332199
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216498
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by:Darius Ghassem
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Like needleboy said it is critical the before you make any major changes you should run dcdiag.
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