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  • Re: Adding a second domain controller and decomissioning the first

    my process will look something like below:

    1. install win2k3
    2. join the new server to the domain
    3. run dcpromo (according to the post by kapil this would replicate automatically)
    4. move the fsmo roles to the new domain controller
    5. assign it as a global catalog server
    6. move the files using the file server migration toolkit, robocopy, etc.
    7. stop the dhcp service, copy the dhcp database. stop the dhcp service on the new server and start the dhcp service on the new server.

    If anyone has any suggestions or corrections to the above please let me know as I will make the transfer of roles on monday evening.

    Also I need to move a DNS server to the new server. does anyone know how this is done as unfortunately I never gave a lot of attention to DNS but now it is going to play a major role in my transfer.

    Thanks Again,

    Luke Camilleri

    Re: Adding a second domain controller and decomissioning the first

    the process for the domain controller obviously has to be connected to the domain. In your comments it seems that the dcpromo will strat the replication by itself but how can i check the replication status?

    Also i have a lot of services on the server like dhcp server and dns which i have to move and i am a bit confused about that.

    present server has: dns, dhcp, domain controller, IIS, file server.

    new server #1: domain controller, dhcp, dns

    new server #2: IIS, file server

    the trouble i think comes in as users right now are pointing to the same server for their shares and the domain controller dns and all, but now i need to move the roles to different servers.

    users have also got mapped drives to the old server. I thought of changing the records on the dns server to point to the new server but how will i be able to redirect file shares to one server and other services to another?


    Luke Camilleri

    Re: Adding a second domain controller and decomissioning the first

    Hi guys thanks for the help. just one more question.

    As soon as I connect this new domain controllerto the domain, how will replication take place ?


    Luke Camilleri

    Re: Exchange client permissions for groups are not applied

    Hello again,

    Thanks to everyone that posted a reply to this thread as with their help i came to the solution

    I solved the issue but first I want to point out somethings

    1 – joeqwerty you cannot use distribution groups to give permissions to public folders using the client permissions tool. As long as you are giving permissions the group must be a security group or else if you use distribution groups than the group will be automatically converted to security

    The link below will explain more in detail:

    2- for this conversion to happen from distribution to security the domain must be in native mode or else you will receive an error in event viewer (below)

    Event viewer Error

    MSExchangeIS Public Store:
    Unable to set permission for DL /o=trainingorg/ou=First Administrative Group/cn=Recipients/cn=domain_finance_dist because it could not be converted to a security group. This most likely is because your system is in a mixed domain.

    3- My Exchange server 2003 had no service packs so I updated it to Service Pack 2 and that seems to have made the trick.

    4- Groups cannot be seen when setting client permissions because the group is not mail-enabled

    I can now create public folders and set client permissions without problems

    Thanks to Everyone

    Luke Camilleri

    in reply to: Error Msg 0x8004041F with no Resolution #313375

    Re: Error Msg 0x8004041F with no Resolution

    Hello roeer, Sembee, Ossian

    I had encountered this issue before and this is what i have done

    1- Open Exchange System Manager
    2- Expand the recipients folder under your organization
    3- Highlight Offline Address lists
    4- On the right you should have “Default Offline Address List” right-click on it and select rebuild.
    5- start outlook and try again.

    You should now be able to send/receive without that annoying screen


    Luke Camilleri

    Re: Exchange client permissions for groups are not applied

    in reply to gsuk – in my case i have not set replication yet so i do not think it is something in concern with replication

    in reply to kapil – It is a security group. I have also tried to change its scope and to create multiple groups with different scopes but they did not work either of them.

    The 2 groups I have created were – group 1 domain local/security
    group 2 global/security

    (none of them worked)


    Luke Camilleri

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