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DCPROMO Warning

Posted on 2013-01-31
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I have several DC's at my site and am trying to decommission one of them.  I have removed all roles and services except for Domain Services.  It is a GC as are the other ones at my site.  During the DCPROMO I left the check box blank for: "Delete the domain because this server is the last domain controller in the domain".

When I click next I receive this warning: " You did not indicate that this Active Directory domain controller is the last domain controller for the domain xxxxx.com".  "Do you want to proceed anyway"?

Should I select yes?
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Thomas Grassi earned 500 total points
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One thing before you proceed

I would stop it from being the GC first

Then proceed, as you are.
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How?
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perfect - I confirmed that disabled it as a GC.  Do I need to wait for replication?  Should I restart the box before attempting to DCPROMO it and removing it?

Thanks for the help.
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Yes I would just to make sure the GC is not functioning always a good practice after making this kind of a change
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