Demoting 2003 DC, DNS, WINS, DHCP and File Server
Posted on 2012-09-12
I have a legacy 2003 server that is configured as a DC, DNS, WINS and DHCP server, as well as a file server.
I have stood up 2008 domain controllers with AD-integrated DNS and DHCP services locally, and WINS will be provided centrally. I should be able to remove WINS and DHCP services from this server as a result.
Here's the big question. I want to demote the legacy 2003 domain controller and leave it running as a file server. Has anyone heard of issues like NTFS permissions getting scrambled as a result? Any issues at all?
Can I complete the DC demotion cleanly while retaining the file server role?
Thanks for your help!