demoting DC/AD Server 2000, and joining to another domain running Server 2008 Standard
Posted on 2014-01-14
Currently have two domains in our network. I would like to get it down to one, with one active directory.
The server that needs to be moved is running Server 2000. It has Active Directory installed and is performing DNS. The other server is 2008 Standard which also has AD/DNS/DHCP, and is a file server/print server as well. The older server is really only hosting MAS90 which all of our clients use. Because the clients are all joined to the newer server's domain, we have authentication errors in the mapped drives to the old server. I need to get the old server on the new domain and use the newer machine's AD to authenticate shares.
Is this as simple as demoting the old server and joining the new domain, or do I need to uninstall DNS, AD, and transfer FSMO roles?
Thanks for the look.