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Windows Server 2008 migration, Member server

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I am migrating Windows Server 2003 Dc to Windows Server 2008, is it possible to keep the original Windows server 2003 DC as a member, file server, whilst the new Windows Server 2008 DC, provides Active Directory. Can I leave the original Windows server 2003 DC as a member file server and not take it off the domain, thank you.
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Question by:cravenmine
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by:Shaik M. Sajid
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best practice is format the 2003 server before making it as file server ...

all the best
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by:Dash Amr
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Dont forget to demote it first before you format it.
So basicly after you have your 2008 up and running fully replicated make it YOUR GC. and then run dcpromo on the 2003 server. Then you can format it

Cheers
Dash
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Santosh Gupta earned 500 total points
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Hi,

you can keep your 2003 DC as file server. see the steps below.

1. Perform demotion.
2. Disjoin the domain.
3. check the DNS and Site & Services, and make sure there is not any entry for 2003 server.
4. Join  the domain again,

your file server security setting will be present.
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