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FSMO Domain Controller Role Transfer and keep Old server in network

role transfer primary domain controller to additional domain controller and keep old server in network.

I want to transfer existing Domain Controller windows  2000  server ( DC-01 ) all FSMO roles to new (DC-02) additional 2003 Additional Domain Controller but after migrating all roles I want to Old windows 2000 DC Server ( DC-01) in network for accessing Old Share Folders of ( DC-01)

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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
follow this article


once roles are moved, the 2000 server is fine to stay; you don't need to automatically remove it when roles are relocated
mash1978Author Commented:
Already win2003 Server added as Additional Domain Controller ( Dcpromo) ( DC-02 ) after running below commands on windows 2000 Domain Controller ( DC-01)

adprep.exe /forestprep
adprep.exe /domainprep
adprep.exe /domainprep /gpprep

New Windows 2003 ADC ( DC-02) working fine.

But I want to transfer all FSMO roles from DC-01 windows 2000 Domain controller to new  DC-02 Server windows 2003 ADC but want to keep old windows 2000 server "DC-01 " in network for Using Old Share Folder and keep it using as File Server.

mash1978Author Commented:
All FSMO role Transfer saying Transfer FSMO role to new Server and Remove old server from network.

So I want to transfer all FSMO Roles to new Server but want to keep old server in same network.
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The other option is to silently remove the DC-01from the network as recommended and then again add as a new domain controller for the file and print server.

MAS (MVE)Technical Department HeadCommented:
Once you transferred FSMO to another demote the DC  and make it a member server.
Transfer FSMO

Demote server
1.Click "Run," and then enter "dcpromo " Press "Enter" to open a demotion wizard.
2 .Click "Next" on the first wizard page. Click "Next" again at the warning wizard. Enter the administrator password and click "Next."
3.Click "Next" at the next screen. The wizard configures the server files and demotes the server on the network. When the wizard finishes, click "Finish" to close the wizard and complete the changes and restart. It will become a member server
nashim khanExchange AdministratorCommented:

Please read the below article for your information.


You can use your old server alive in the network after transfering the FSMO roles. 2000 server having one way replication, but server 2003 and above having multimaster replication.

And see the below link also.


File Server,DHCP Server migration from win 2000 to win 2003 server, run domain controller diagnostics(Part3):-


Nashim Khan
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