Active Directory(Domain Controller) server migration
Posted on 2011-10-19
this is my first time doing this and I think I missed something.
I am trying to migrate an active directory server from an old windows 2003 server to a newer 2008 r2 server.
I did my adprep, I added the new server to the active directory with dcpromo.
everything worked fine.
then I trnsfered the operational master, global catalog, and
Transfer domain naming master
Transfer infrastructure master
Transfer RID master
Transfer schema master
so, now, this server should be the primary domain controller and I think I should be able to shut down the old one. at least I thought.
I think I missed something somewhere. if I shut down the old domain controller, the new one
can't find the active directory. but if I turn it back on. both see it.
I don't know what I'm missing, but apparently, the old one is still the primary domain controller.
any help on this would be appreciated