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How do you force workstations for log on to new DC?

I'm trying to force all the workstations to connect to a different DC.  Rather than shutting down the DC, is there a service I can stop on the old DC that will stop workstations from authenticating to it?
J.R. Sitman
J.R. Sitman
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Demote the DC with dcpromo and it will no longer authenticate logons.


You can promote the system again at a later date should you decide that you want it to act as a DC again.
Stelian StanNetwork AdministratorCommented:
On your old DC open a command prompt and run this:
netdom /query fsmo

If all the FSMO roles are running on that server then you need to move them to new server. Only after you moved all the roles you can consider to demote the old server.

To move the FSMO roles: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255690
J.R. SitmanAuthor Commented:
@clonyxlro, thanks for reminding me.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Explain your situation in more detail please.  It will use the first DC that it finds using DNS

Stelian StanNetwork AdministratorCommented:
No problem. Happy New Year !!!

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