Active Directory 2008 question

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Hi,

i have two domain controllers one 2008R2 and the other one 2008 and actually i want to format the 2008 to install 2008R2

so
1- how i know where the rules installed
2- how to transfer it
3- what is the best practice to uninstall domain controller and take it out of the network smoothly
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1.  run "netdom query fsmo"  or you can use the GUIs   http://blogs.technet.com/b/mempson/archive/2007/11/08/how-to-find-out-who-has-your-fsmo-roles.aspx

2.  http://www.petri.co.il/transferring_fsmo_roles.htm

3.  If it had roles transfer the roles.   Make sure any clients pointing to it for services (DNS especially if the DC is running DNS) are pointing to the new box.   Then run dcpromo when you are ready and gracefully demote the box back to a member server.

After demotion you can use repadmin or the AD replication status tool to verify replication of your DCs.


Thanks

Mike

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