The last couple of weeks I have been working on getting a second Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition machine up and running simultaneously on the network. The goal is to duplicate the original server in every way and then take it down and have everything running as normal.
So far on the new server I have installed Server 2003 Standard Ed., promoted it to DC and Global Catalog, installed DNS, moved over FSMO roles, and demoted the original DC as Global Catalog. Now, I'm trying to demote the original server as DC by running DCPROMO, but I get a message saying "Before you can install or remove Active Directory, you must remove Certificate Services"
So far, I have mainly referenced these articles:
I guess these are my two main questions:
1. Could I just install Certificate Services and start fresh on the new server instead of moving over the CA from the original DC? It seems like both servers have to be the same name and they are not the same name.
2. What are the implications of doing number 1? What sort of functionality would I lose by not moving the CA from the original server to the new server and just starting fresh on the new DC?