• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 226
  • Last Modified:

Exchange 2003 changing/removing Domain Controller after DC failure

Greetings,

We are in the process of removing a 2000 domain controller from our network.  We have moved all FSMO roles to our PDC emulator.  We are prepared to demote the server but our implementation of Exchange 2003 has hooks into the old server.

In Exchange 2003 how to I ensure that Exchange does not communicate with the DC we plan on removing?  In the Properties window for the Exchange server I observed the problem server under the Directory Access tab.  There are multiple DCs and GCs listed but when I highlight the problem server the Add and Remove buttons at the bottom remain greyed out?

Thanks!
0
yccdadmins
Asked:
yccdadmins
  • 3
  • 3
1 Solution
 
GovvyCommented:
Can you temporarily manually specify DC/GC's through the directory access tab excluding the soon to be decomissioned server and then once demoted set it back to automatic
0
 
yccdadminsAuthor Commented:
Govvy -

That was what I was thinking howerver, the buttons are greyed out?  I am a member of Exchange Admins and Domain Admins so I'm not sure if security is what is disallowing me from access to those buttons.  Then again I am not sure if that is the correct solution at this time.  Strange.
0
 
GovvyCommented:
Can you clear Automatically discover servers check box.

0
Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File

If your organization has a need to mass-create AD user accounts, watch this video to see how its done without the need for scripting or other unnecessary complexities.

 
yccdadminsAuthor Commented:
I guess my bigest thing right now is trying to figure out why the Discover Servers checkbox and the Add and Remove buttons are greyed out.  I have domain admin, enterprise admin and exchange admin so I'm not sure what's going on....
0
 
yccdadminsAuthor Commented:
So user error was the reason the check box and buttons were greyed out.  I feel sheepish... :)

If you have "All Domain Controllers" selected in the drop down box of Director Access the items in question are greyed out.  So I believe your first comment is the accurate solution....
0
 
GovvyCommented:
I agree :)
0

Featured Post

Simplify Active Directory Administration

Administration of Active Directory does not have to be hard.  Too often what should be a simple task is made more difficult than it needs to be.The solution?  Hyena from SystemTools Software.  With ease-of-use as well as powerful importing and bulk updating capabilities.

  • 3
  • 3
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now