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    Hi guys

    A bit of background:

    I am running 2 domain controllers, nameley DC1 & DC2. I am having a few probs with the RAID array in DC2 and the controller is going to be replaced under warranty.

    Whilst I'm at it I might as well reconfigure the disks(the guy before me has a rediculously huge system partition and not much for file storage) but this will obv mean killing the DC

    Anyway - long story short. As far as I can tell DC1 is a PDC emulator, RID, GC, schema master, and Primary DNS server. DC2 holds the infrastructure roles. Is there anyway I can confirm this?

    What I want to do is decomission DC2 temporarily while I rebuild the OS and the reinstate it once it's all sorted. How can I transfer the roles from DC2 onto DC1 and remove it from AD?


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    Re: decommisioning a domain controller

    Go to AD users and computers and righ click the top level object with the domain name. You will find what you want under there somewhere.

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    Re: decommisioning a domain controller

    DCPROMO should do it for you when you demote it reeally (assuming that the flaky RAID controller is still operational enough to allow the system to run).

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    Re: decommisioning a domain controller

    Have a look at http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window....mspx?mfr=true

    Should tell you everything you need to know.


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