Unable to move W2008 DC from Main Site to New One (access denied)

I have a Windows 2008 SBS and a Windows 2008 R2 server in the same site in AD despite that fact they are geographically separate and have different IP subnets. In fact they are connected by an IPSEC VPN.
Each is a GC.
This has worked fine for several years but now we need to differentiate between the two for DFS to work properly with Group Policy.
Created and associated subnets for each within AD Sites & Services. Created the two sites and then attempted to move the W2008 R2 server to the new site - get "Access Denied" error....
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
I do not think you have an understanding of how AD Sites and Services work and what it is used for. AD Sites and Services are ONLY used for domain controllers and idenifying your Physical Sites you have in your network. You do not have to MOVE anything anywhere. Sites and Services is a locical representation of your network, and how/what DC's your clients use to authenticate.

I have created a two part HowTo for understanding how AD Sites and Services work. I suggest you take a look at it which will give you a better understanding of how it works.

A side from that i am not quite sure what you are trying to accomplish otherwise.

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ajmcqueenAuthor Commented:
In fact the answer is that you have to uncheck "Protect Object from Deletion" to move the DC from one site to another. That's all :-)

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ajmcqueenAuthor Commented:
Simple neat solution to the problem
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