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By fjaramillo ·
In our migration to AD we have encountered some difficulties. We currently have two Domain Controllers running AD.

domain.com (acting as the root)
dns1.prod.domain.com (was built before the root server)second DC

Can the (dns1.prod.domain.com) join the (domain.com) forest??

Can the (dns1.prod.domain.com) machine be a tree in the (domain.com) forest??

Or should I just uninstall/re-install AD on the DNS1.PROD.DOMAIN.COM server..??

Very confused!!
Thanks for the help.

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by Rob Baugh In reply to Active Directory DC to j ...

Sorry, but you have to reinstall AD on DNS1.PROD.DOMAIN.COM. The first domain you creat is the Forest Root and can't be subordinated to another domain. Take a look at the W2K Server Resource Kit. It might be big and expensive, but definatly worththe time and the money.

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by LordInfidel In reply to Active Directory DC to j ...

You will have to run dcpromo on dns1 and redo active directory.

My suggestion if you want to put this into the existing forest.

When the configure my computer comes up, do not use the wizard by pressing the next button on the lower right side. Run either the active directory wizard or Dcpromo again.

I have noticed bad results by pressing the next button. Similiar to your long drawn out dns name.

Good luck

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