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Transferring Roles [message #421266] Sun, 28 March 2010 13:08 Go to next message
Nick  is currently offline Nick
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Registered: July 2009
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Hello ...

I have two Windows DC's ...both are running Windows 2000 Server (sp4).
Server "A" is old and being decommissioned.

Server A holds all of the roles (Schema master, PDC emulator, etc,,etc). If
I run DCPromo to change the role of the server from DC to a "server", will
that transfer the roles to the other server or do I need to transfer the
roles before running DCPromo?

Thanks in advance.
Re: Transferring Roles [message #421275 is a reply to message #421266] Sun, 28 March 2010 13:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
RCan  is currently offline RCan
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Hi Nick,

correct - when you de-promote a DC (Server A) and min 1 else is still
available in the domain, all relevant roles will be automatically
transferred.

Regards
Ramazan

"Nick" <Nick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0BBF13AB-553A-4B8F-B766-2366A6809909@microsoft.com...
> Hello ...
>
> I have two Windows DC's ...both are running Windows 2000 Server (sp4).
> Server "A" is old and being decommissioned.
>
> Server A holds all of the roles (Schema master, PDC emulator, etc,,etc).
> If
> I run DCPromo to change the role of the server from DC to a "server", will
> that transfer the roles to the other server or do I need to transfer the
> roles before running DCPromo?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
Re: Transferring Roles [message #421280 is a reply to message #421275] Sun, 28 March 2010 13:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nick  is currently offline Nick
Messages: 153
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Thank you very much!!

"RCan" wrote:

> Hi Nick,
>
> correct - when you de-promote a DC (Server A) and min 1 else is still
> available in the domain, all relevant roles will be automatically
> transferred.
>
> Regards
> Ramazan
>
> "Nick" <Nick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0BBF13AB-553A-4B8F-B766-2366A6809909@microsoft.com...
> > Hello ...
> >
> > I have two Windows DC's ...both are running Windows 2000 Server (sp4).
> > Server "A" is old and being decommissioned.
> >
> > Server A holds all of the roles (Schema master, PDC emulator, etc,,etc).
> > If
> > I run DCPromo to change the role of the server from DC to a "server", will
> > that transfer the roles to the other server or do I need to transfer the
> > roles before running DCPromo?
> >
> > Thanks in advance.
> >
Re: Transferring Roles [message #421553 is a reply to message #421266] Mon, 29 March 2010 00:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
meiweb  is currently offline meiweb  Germany
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Registered: September 2009
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Hello Nick,

Even it should be done automatically i would do it manual, to have control
over it and see that it worked correct. Follow this article for transferring
FSMO roles:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801

This article also applies for Windows 2000. Additional make sure the existing
DC is also Global catalog and DNS server for the domain.

Best regards

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> Hello ...
>
> I have two Windows DC's ...both are running Windows 2000 Server (sp4).
> Server "A" is old and being decommissioned.
>
> Server A holds all of the roles (Schema master, PDC emulator,
> etc,,etc). If I run DCPromo to change the role of the server from DC
> to a "server", will that transfer the roles to the other server or do
> I need to transfer the roles before running DCPromo?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
Re: Transferring Roles [message #421655 is a reply to message #421266] Mon, 29 March 2010 06:14 Go to previous message
pbbergs  is currently offline pbbergs  United States
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Check out an artcile I have on decommissioning a DC, there can be more than
just transferrring the fsmo roles.

http://www.pbbergs.com/windows/articles.htm
Select Decommissioning a DC

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"Nick" <Nick@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0BBF13AB-553A-4B8F-B766-2366A6809909@microsoft.com...
> Hello ...
>
> I have two Windows DC's ...both are running Windows 2000 Server (sp4).
> Server "A" is old and being decommissioned.
>
> Server A holds all of the roles (Schema master, PDC emulator, etc,,etc).
> If
> I run DCPromo to change the role of the server from DC to a "server", will
> that transfer the roles to the other server or do I need to transfer the
> roles before running DCPromo?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
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