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Migrating small office from server 2003 to server 2008

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I have a small office about 8 users that has been on server 2003 (named WDS1).
They have a domain and everything has run fine for years.

Recently I moves all of their files and functions to a new server 2008 R2 server (named WDS2).
I made WDS2 a member server and then a domain controller and operational master for RID, PDC and Infrastructure.  This all went smoothly.

I would like to keep WDS1 on site but powered off as a backup server.  So, I do not want to demote it from it's role as a domain controller.

When I unplug the network cable from WDS1 and reboot WDS2 there are a lot of problems.
1) Only two users can map a drive to WDS2 (one is XP a one is W7)
2) There are hesitations when I look at the AD users on WDS2
3) WDS2 takes a long time to boot.

I have pointed the client computer tcp/ip DNS settings to the IP of WDS2.
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by:Stelian Stan
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Open a command prompt and run:

netdom query fsmo

That will tell you if you have moved all the roles to WDS2.

Also check the NETLOGON folder for scripts. Probably you have scripts running that points to WDS1 for drive mapping.

On WDS1 check if you have shares.
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by:greetrufus
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I see I am missing the first two from below.

C:\Users\administrator.MYDOMAIN>netdom query fsmo
Schema master                      wds1.mydomain.com
Domain naming master        wds1.mydomain.com
PDC                                         WDS2.mydomain.com
RID pool manager                 WDS2.mydomain.com
Infrastructure master           WDS2.mydomain.com
The command completed successfully.

I see I am missing the first two from below.
But, it appears that in the gui it is set to wds2.


I moved the scripts over, thanks for that.

There are no shares on wds1
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Stelian Stan earned 2000 total points
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Also move those two roles on WDS2. Here is how you can move all the roles: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255690

or if you want to use command line to move the roles: http://www.petri.co.il/transferring_fsmo_roles.htm
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