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  • help with demoting a DC

    Can I demote DC with an AD Integrated DNS and leave it as a DNS Server?? What do I need to do??
    thanks

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    No, only Primary Zones or secondary zones, because that Member have no more AD database.

    When a domain controller is demoted, if it is not the last domain controller in the domain, it performs a final replication and then transfers the roles to another domain controller. As part of the demotion process, the Dcpromo utility removes the configuration data for the domain controller from Active Directory. This data takes the form of an NTDS Settings object, which exists as a child to the server object in Active Directory Sites and Services Manager. After the domain controller is demoted it no longer has Active Directory information available, and uses the Security Accounts Manager (SAM) database for local database information. If the domain controller is a global catalog, that role is not transferred to another domain controller. In this case, you must manually select the check box in Active Directory Sites and Services Manager for another domain controller to take over the role.
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      windux,

      please do not quote MS KBs as if it were your answers.
      You could just give the link ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q238369/ ) or state up front that you are quoting KB.
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