Moving Domain Controller from one site to another

Good Morning Experts I am hoping you could help me.

We have two sites on our Active Directory Domain.  Our Forest and Domain level is 2008 R2.

We are closing the other site today that contains a domain controller, global catalog.

This domain controller will be down for 4 hours or better.

I do not want to change the replication schedule of the whole site.
I did change the schedule of the domain controller itself for during this move to not check in during this time which was done yesterday.

My question is, when should I move it in Active Directory to the correct site?  It's currently on a different subnet and that is how it is in DNS.

Is this as simple as, turn it off, turn it on at new site, change ip address and then move it in Site's and Services, or should I move it in Sites and services before disconnecting it and then change the ips?

Help, not sure what way is best.

Thank you,

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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Do the following...
- change the IP address of the DC
- Power it down
- power it back on in the new site
- make sure that DNS has been updated correctly to reflect the new IP address
- move the DC computer object from Servers Container (in AD Sites and Service) to the new Servers Container under the proper site with the same subnet associated with it.
- re-run the Topology generator from AD Sites and services to force re-creating replication partners

Run the following commands to ensure that DC replication and Health are good after the change...
- repadmin /replsum
- repadmin /showrepl
- repadmin /bridgeheads
- dcdiag /v


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klsphotosAuthor Commented:
Thank you, that is exactly what I wanted, step by step.  In researching it, there was a lot of info, but I already understand what I am doing, just not in what order would be best.

Thank you so much,

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