Moving an 03 domain controller

Posted on 2011-10-26
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hopefully, this is a simple question...

I am replacing the single existing server in one of my branch offices with two different servers. The office is an AD site, part of a single AD domain.

The servers being moved have already had 03 loaded onto them. They are now in one physical location and will be moved to another with a for their final destination. I have not promoted them to domain controllers or installed DNS. Is it better to wait to promote them until after I move them, or does it matter?

Question by:RKoons
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    Accepted Solution

    There is less work to do, if you promote it after send to final location. When you have remote access to that office, you can simply promote it as DC then.

    But of course there is no problem to promote it as DC now and then change IP address and do a little changes to get it working there

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    Expert Comment

    by:Mike Kline
    If you have bandwidth issues at the new site you can also install from media

    I doubt that will be needed in your case in a small environment (doesn't sound like your AD is that big)



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