I have 2 servers on the active Directory network. I moved the Primary Domain controller to the server that I want to have as primary. It is also my DHCP Server and I have DNS installed on it. I want to make it the primary DNS Server but it isn't even listed as a DNS server when I do run IPCONFIG /ALL. It has gotten the forward lookup zone from the primary DNS Server. The only thing that seems different is the primary has both <servername> and <servername.domain.local> listed and the other one doesn't. I need to retire the primary but don't want to shut it down until I am sure the the new primary have taken over the DNS role.
1) How do I ensure that the DNS is working on the server I want it to.
2) I would like to change the IP address of the new primary server to the IP address of the old server. Will that cause any problems as long as I has shut down the old one?