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    Demote Replication Server

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    We have a server which is supposed to replicate the DHCP, DNS and AD of the main domain controller, however, the replication's 2nd HDD has just failed and over all, I think the entire machine is going to fall over soon. I would like to remove the replication from it while I still can.

    How do I go about doing this?

    Thanks!

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    You would simply uninstall DNS and DHCP. Make sure you setup DHCP on the other server. Once you have done this you will need to demote the server from a Domain Controller. I take this is a secondary Domain Controller with no FSMO Roles fit it has the roles hold back for a minute.

    You need to go to start > DCPROMO and then follow the wizard and it will demote the server.

    Hope this helps

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    Awesome, thanks, I'll give it a try tomorrow morning!

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    Make sure you remember to change DNS settings on devices with static IP addresses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    You would simply uninstall DNS and DHCP. Make sure you setup DHCP on the other server. Once you have done this you will need to demote the server from a Domain Controller. I take this is a secondary Domain Controller with no FSMO Roles fit it has the roles hold back for a minute.

    You need to go to start > DCPROMO and then follow the wizard and it will demote the server.

    Hope this helps

    Z
    It's current roles under "manager your server" are:

    DNS Server
    DHCP Server
    Domain Controller
    FileServer
    Application Server

    So I've removed the DNS & DHCP Server Roles
    and when I go to remove the Domain Controller role, everything should be fine so long as I don't click the "This is the last domain controller" or something similar option?
    And then it asks for a new admin password, which admin is it talking about?

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    That password is the new local admin password.

    When I mean roles I mean is it the primary or secondary DC

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    If you have the MS "Support Tools" installed on your Main DC (you really should) then open a Command Prompt and enter this command:

    netdom query fsmo

    If all five roles point to your "main domain controller", then demoting the failing box should be relatively straight-forward.

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    Unless you are a child domain then you won't have all 5.

    If it doesn't have any roles you will need to do this (using GUI method) - http://articles.techrepublic.com.com...1-5081138.html
    Last edited by FN-GM; 16th March 2008 at 09:45 PM.

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    Oh also if you are moving files to another you may find this handy, you can move shared folders over to a new server whilst keeping all the permissions intact.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiqueABoo View Post
    If you have the MS "Support Tools" installed on your Main DC (you really should) then open a Command Prompt and enter this command:

    netdom query fsmo

    If all five roles point to your "main domain controller", then demoting the failing box should be relatively straight-forward.
    All 5 Roles point towards the right DC

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    So they point to the one your keeping? If so you can press on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    That password is the new local admin password.

    When I mean roles I mean is it the primary or secondary DC
    It is the secondary domain controller

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    So they point to the one your keeping? If so you can press on.
    Alrighty, removing role now...

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    Let us know how you get on.

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    Did all go well?

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