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Move AD DS to a new server

Trying to transfer AD DS tree over to a new server. Both servers are running 2008 R2. I ran the AD DS wizard on the new computer and added it to an existing forest and can see and edit all users/computers but as soon as I shut the old server off the new server looses access.

In the end what I am trying to accomplish is having the New server act as the Host for AD DS. Hopefully this will allow the User profiles to be hosted on the new server as well. (I ran a backup of the user profiles last night and will be attempting to restore it to the new server)

old servers computer name
\\Server - changed to \\ServerOld
new server computer name
\\SRVR want to change it to \\Server (Is giving me an error "The specified domain either does not exist or cannot be contacted"
Windows Server 2008Active DirectoryMicrosoft Server OS

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8/22/2022 - Mon
BillBondo

Is the new server holding the roles and pointing to itself for dns?
Mike Kline

Is the new server also a global catalog server.  Is the new server also a DNS server?

Thanks

Mike
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I have added the AD DS role and followed the wizard to set it up as mentioned above.
I also added the DNS role and I have the network adapter set to 127.0.0.1 for DNS (If that is what you are asking)

Where do you check to see if it is a global catalog server
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OK I just checked and it is setup as a global catalog server
Mike Kline

can you run repadmin /showreps, post output here, hopefully all successful
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C:\Windows\system32>repadmin /showreps
Default-First-Site-Name\SRVR
DSA Options: IS_GC
Site Options: (none)
DSA object GUID: 659e12bd-db59-4ffa-abe8-d71a9fde7bd9
DSA invocationID: e2bb51f4-591c-4dfe-ba12-da1b984d62a1

==== INBOUND NEIGHBORS ======================================

DC=fai,DC=local
    Default-First-Site-Name\SERVEROLD via RPC
        DSA object GUID: 7a40375f-f359-440e-a667-300b462288d2
        Last attempt @ 2012-05-22 14:29:34 was successful.

CN=Configuration,DC=fai,DC=local
    Default-First-Site-Name\SERVEROLD via RPC
        DSA object GUID: 7a40375f-f359-440e-a667-300b462288d2
        Last attempt @ 2012-05-22 14:24:16 was successful.

CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=fai,DC=local
    Default-First-Site-Name\SERVEROLD via RPC
        DSA object GUID: 7a40375f-f359-440e-a667-300b462288d2
        Last attempt @ 2012-05-22 13:48:40 was successful.

DC=DomainDnsZones,DC=fai,DC=local
    Default-First-Site-Name\SERVEROLD via RPC
        DSA object GUID: 7a40375f-f359-440e-a667-300b462288d2
        Last attempt @ 2012-05-22 13:48:40 was successful.

DC=ForestDnsZones,DC=fai,DC=local
    Default-First-Site-Name\SERVEROLD via RPC
        DSA object GUID: 7a40375f-f359-440e-a667-300b462288d2
        Last attempt @ 2012-05-22 13:48:40 was successful.

C:\Windows\system32>
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Closing old question