Solved

Moving a backup domain controller from a remote office.

Posted on 2016-10-24
3
26 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-28
Hello there-
I have a customer that needs to move a windows server DC 2012 back into the main office. I used it as a backup DC through the VPN, and they used it locally as a file server, and their DHCP, DNS server.
Once I turn off the remote's server DHCP, re-point change external DNS to our DC in the home office, will it cohabit with our local dc without further configuration changes, and still act as a backup dc, or should I run DC Promo and downgrade the remote site first, then run dcpromo again to upgrade once I get it back at the main office? Incidentally, the DC at the home office is 2003 R2.
0
Comment
Question by:HardwareDude
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
Justin Moore earned 400 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41857702
You shouldn't have to run dcpromo to demote and promote. As long as DNS is correct you should be fine. Once the DC is back on the same subnet you should go into AD Sites and Services and manually replicate.
2
 
LVL 26

Assisted Solution

by:DrDave242
DrDave242 earned 100 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41858820
Speaking of AD Sites and Services, don't forget to use it to move the DC from the remote site to the main office site.
1
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:DrDave242
ID: 41903903
Closing due to inactivity.
0

Featured Post

Online Training Solution

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action. Forget about retraining and skyrocket knowledge retention rates.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
A project that enables an administrator to perform actions within a user session context not just at the time of login but any time later on day(s) or week(s) later.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring their Windows Server 2012 domain controller to synchronize its time with a trusted, external resource. Use Google, Bing, or other preferred search engine to locate trusted NTP …
Microsoft Active Directory, the widely used IT infrastructure, is known for its high risk of credential theft. The best way to test your Active Directory’s vulnerabilities to pass-the-ticket, pass-the-hash, privilege escalation, and malware attacks …

710 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question