Re: Advice on Replacing First Domain Controller in Forest/Domain

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wullieb1
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Re: Advice on Replacing First Domain Controller in Forest/Domain

zoeythecat;115671 wrote:
Hi All,

We are planning to replace the original domain controller that was the first dc when we upgraded our network to Windows2000 and then to Windows2003. We have a single forest, single domain, with 3 domain controllers all running Windows 2003 Server with Service Pack 1. The server to be replaced holds the all the FSMO roles, except for the PDC Emulator. We are running Active Directory Integrated DNS on the server we are replacing and we have a secondary DNS server (integrated DNS) on one of the other 2 DCS.

It is critical for us to keep the same server name and IP address for the new server, because all domain controllers and member servers (10 of them) are pointing to the server we are replacing.

I have done some google searches, but I have not been able to nail down any step by step instructions for how to keep the same server name and IP address.

Thanks in advance for any tips or useful links

Zoey

Backup the server and ensre that the backups are good.

My advice would be to transfer the FSMO roles from the server.

Remove all other roles that are curerntly on the server.

Remove the server as a dc from the domain, DCPROMO.

Remove the server from the domain.

Install the new server and give it the name and IP address of the old server.