+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Demote last 2003 Box in Technical; Hello, Im looking at demoting my last 2003 box now and i want to ensure everything is going to work ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Lancs
    Posts
    412
    Thank Post
    49
    Thanked 27 Times in 23 Posts
    Rep Power
    20

    Demote last 2003 Box

    Hello,
    Im looking at demoting my last 2003 box now and i want to ensure everything is going to work fine once i do this. I have recently inherited this network.
    My current domain set up is
    1 x 2003 Box - just a GC (Physical) (DHCP - non authroitive and it has Certificate Authority on it but appears not to have been working since 2011)
    1 x 2008 R2 - GC & DNS (Virtual)
    1 x 2008 R2 - GC & DNS & DHCP & FSMO Roles (Physical) (the schema role was on the 2003 box untill last week)
    1 x 2008 R2 - GC & DNS (New one) (Physical) Promted this a week ago and have Run it with all 4 and appears to be working okay and loggin people on.

    DNS is Active Directory Integrated.

    What i want to know is there anything i can do to ensure everything is going to work after I demote the 2003 box.
    I have turned the 2003 box off last night and everything seems to be okay but i am unsure what to look for.
    Any advice will be much appreciated. Thanks

  2. #2

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    16,373
    Thank Post
    906
    Thanked 1,811 Times in 1,559 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    468
    If what you posted above is acurate you should be just fine.

  3. Thanks to FN-GM from:

    LukeC (14th December 2012)

  4. #3
    Ergo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    111
    Thank Post
    16
    Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts
    Rep Power
    9
    I agree with @FN-GM but would add that may be best to remove the CA role before demoting the server from being a DC. Iirc there were issues with 2003 when the CA was on a DC that you could not change the DC while the CA service is present.

    Regards

    David

  5. Thanks to Ergo from:

    LukeC (14th December 2012)

  6. #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Lancs
    Posts
    412
    Thank Post
    49
    Thanked 27 Times in 23 Posts
    Rep Power
    20
    thanks is there any commands i can run to double check? What is the CA supposed to do, do i actualy need it in the domain - this is the first time i have come across it.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. tapi3 message when removing last 2003 domain controller
    By sacrej in forum Windows Server 2000/2003
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 24th August 2010, 08:35 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 1st December 2009, 01:19 PM
  3. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 16th November 2009, 11:08 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12th September 2008, 10:34 AM
  5. Fix or disable XP Pro "logon to box" on 2003 Server network
    By tazz in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29th August 2007, 04:15 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •