Hello AD Experts,
I have a question that I think I know the answer to, but I want to ask it anyways. I have a Windows Server 2003 domain with a total of four domain controllers. Active Directory integrated DNS is running on each domain controller. The IP addresses of the domain controllers are as follows:
DC-A – 172.16.100.2
DC-B – 172.16.200.2
DC-C – 172.16.300.2
DC-4 – 172.16.400.2
The DNS on all workstations and member servers is set as follows:
Primary DNS: 172.16.100.2
Secondary DNS: 172.16.200.2
DC-A is experiencing some issues and we want to take it offline. My plan is to demote the domain controller to a member server, change its IP address to whatever and then join it to a workgroup to get it out of the domain. My question is can I then assign DC-4 the address of 172.16.100.2 so I don’t have to change any DNS settings? I can’t see why this would be a problem, but I wanted to throw the question out there.
Thanks in advance for all of your help.