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    present setup:
    1 dc server - windows 2003 ent
    1 additional dc server - windows 2003 ent
    additional server is connected to the main dc thru vpn (gateway to gateway)

    how can i change the dc server running windows 2003 to a new server running with windows 2008 ent r2

    do i need to demote the additional server first

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    Re: change server

    just want to double check that you want to upgrade your 2003 DC to 2008 DC ..... and you want to know for that if you need to demote windows 2003 ADC .... am I right ?


    • #3
      Re: change server

      Add new server to domain
      Install DNS, DHCP etc
      Transfer FSMOs
      Deactivate DNS & DHCP on original server
      (Check clients have picked up new server correctly)
      Demote original server
      Tom Jones
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      • #4
        Re: change server

        i will be changing the old windows 2003 server (unbranded) to a new windows 2008 ent r2 server (hp proliant)