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  • Urgent: Dcpromo

    I've got an issue with a server, my "main" server.
    so i need to take it down and format it, im going to upgrade it to 2008 too at the same time to kill two birds with one stone.

    Im wanting to take it down with DCPROMO, that should be straight forward. however when i did it it came up with the usual message about global cataloge.
    I checked my other server and that wasnt marked as GC, so i marked it.
    How long do i have to wait for it to replicate? And how will i know when it has?

  • #2
    Re: Urgent: Dcpromo

    depends on your environment..
    but probably no more than an hour
    make sure you transfer your FSMO roles as well as the GC role !
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    • #3
      Re: Urgent: Dcpromo

      If only 2 DCs, no need to transfer FSMOs -- they will automatically move as part of the demotion
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      • #4
        Re: Urgent: Dcpromo

        Couldn't possibly say as we have no idea of your infrastructure.

        How many DC's???

        How many sites???

        What is your replication schedule???

        First point of call is your event logs where you will get an event logged when the GC addition is successful.