Solved

Replacing 2003 DC with 2008 DC - FSMO Roles

Posted on 2013-06-19
2
38 Views
Last Modified: 2015-07-08
Hi all

I am currently in the process of replacing a DC at a remote site. For the purposes of this example, we'll use the following names:

DC1 - Windows 2003 Standard (Current DC at remote location)
DC2 - Windows 2008 R2 Standard (New DC)

We only require one domain controller in this remote office, so this is a straight swap due to DC1 having very old hardware and needing to be decommissioned.

DC2 has been added to the network as a domain controller and I have synchronised DNS, and it's already running DHCP for the machines in the office.

I'm now at the point where I want to do the final pieces of the puzzle to get DC2 running on it's own, and I know that the FSMO roles need to be moved over to the new machine.

Could anyone please assist me with this, as it's been a long time since I've gone through this process with a DC migration. I want to make sure I don't miss anything, and I'd like to know about any 'gotchas' along the way, prior to conducting the migration.

Many thanks in advance for your advice

Ian
0
Comment
Question by:evp_ianb
2 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
AbhishekJha earned 250 total points
ID: 39259872
0
 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:Jaihunt
Jaihunt earned 250 total points
ID: 39265831
Check the below links

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

http://www.elmajdal.net/win2k8/Transferring_FSMO_Roles_in_Windows_Server_2008.aspx

After transferring fsmo roles check dnsmgmt.msc-->sites-->Pdc pointing to new server Ip address  also move all dns dependency to 2008 server

after that  shutdown the 2003 server for few days check everything working fine. If there is no issues you can proceed with demotion of the 2003 server
0

Featured Post

Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

Join & Write a Comment

On a regular basis I get questions about slow RDP performance, RDP connection problems, strange errors and even BSOD, remote computers freezing or restarting after initiation of a remote session. In a lot of this cases the quick solutions made b…
When you upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1 or to Windows 10 or if you are like me you are on the Insider Program you may find yourself with many 450MB recovery partitions.  With a traditional disk that may not be a problem but with relatively smaller SS…
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

747 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now