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  • Changing Primary Domain Controller

    Hello gurus,

    Currently I have my Windows 2000 server as my PDC, I have a new server which I have installed with Windows 2003 server, I want this machine to be my PDC. I have put some network services i.e. DHCP, DNS and AD.

    When I switch off the current PDC users are not being authenticated on the new server. Please assist me resolve this problem.

    Good day

  • #2
    Re: Changing Primary Domain Controller

    You will need to uninstall Windows Server 2003 and install Windows NT4.0 Server as a PDC. That is the only way you will be able to make it a PDC (not totally correct but good enough for this explanation.)

    However if you want to make it a Domain Controller, that is different. Have a read of the following articles:
    http://www.petri.com/how_to_install_...ndows_2003.htm
    http://www.petri.com/windows_2003_adprep.htm - needs to be done on 2000 server before the FSMO transfer
    http://www.petri.com/transferring_fsmo_roles.htm - this one is IMPORTANT
    http://www.petri.com/seizing_fsmo_roles.htm - use this if the transfer doesn't work
    http://www.petri.com/understanding_fsmo_roles_in_ad.htm - excellent article to read so you can understand the importance of the 5 roles
    http://www.petri.com/determining_fsmo_role_holders.htm - also a good one to read especially if you have a multiple DC Domain

    Anything I have forgotten?
    1 1 was a racehorse.
    2 2 was 1 2.
    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
    2 2 1 1 2

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      Re: Changing Primary Domain Controller

      I was going to recommend hiring in a systems engineer... one who specialises in, or at least understands, Windows.


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      • #4
        Re: Changing Primary Domain Controller

        It's not that hard (even the first time) so long as you follow the steps in the articles listed. Of course a run through on a virtual setup would be ideal.
        Last edited by biggles77; 27th March 2007, 12:02.
        1 1 was a racehorse.
        2 2 was 1 2.
        1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
        2 2 1 1 2

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        • #5
          Re: Changing Primary Domain Controller

          Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
          It's not that hard (even the first time) so loand as you follow the steps in the articles listed. Of course a run through on a virtual setup would be ideal.
          hehehehe - once again you miss my irony... I'm sorry I'm so cynical I'll have to stop. One of these days maybe.


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