Introducing a new PDC
Posted on 2011-09-23
Windows Server 2003 R2 - PDC, File, DHCP, DNS
Windows Server 2003 R2 - Exchange 2003 SP2, SQL
Windows Server 2008 R2 - WSUS
The PDC is dying and we are not hopeful it will come back up after a mandatory shutdown (prolonged power cut in a few days).
Have got a new DL360 G7 Server to get in as the new PDC, the other can be relegated as BDC or something non-critical until we can properly ascertain health.
Anything I need to look out for, or any nice guides in how to do it so I dont miss anything out? Another thing I am worried about it replication time - all going well, I will have a max of around 15hrs of both servers being up before the power cut hits.
I'm guessing its something like (will look up actual commands)
Upgrade forest schema etc
dcpromo to DC
Set up DNS/DHCP
Copy File Share folder
Amend Netlogon scripts
Repoint other random small apps they have