I have a small network with 2 servers. Both Server 2012. One is essentials and one is standard. Both have DNS installed as the Primary zone. I want to remove the DNS Service on the essentials server. Both servers are domain controllers.
As I understood it, I was to demote the Essentials Server to a Secondary Zone first, then verify that DNS was still being received from the Standard Server. But we are getting errors when trying to demote to secondary. It's asking us to remove it from AD.
I'm looking for instructions on how to remove DNS from the Essentials Server and make the Std server the primary DNS Server. Someone suggested I need to remove AD from the Essentials Server but I'm not sure I have to do that?