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demote a webserver in DMZ?

By selinathe1 ·
i have been having to clean up the network at this client that i'm assigned to.

my question this time this:
can i demote a webserver?

the situation is this:
this is multiple sites in one domain network. all servers in first site have been upgraded to w2k3 and converted to virtual in VMware. the webserver is still physcial and running on w2k. and this is also in DMZ and separate segment from the other servers even tho this is in the first site.
since there are soooo many DC's in this network, i'm planning on demoting whatever the servers that don't need to be a DC.

i'm fairly new to the networking. any help is appreciated!!!!

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by CG IT In reply to demote a webserver in DMZ ...

A web server shouldn't be a DC. If it is, I certainly wouldn't want the job of figuring out what's been compromised.

If your new to networking, I'd seriously suggest you not just decide there are to many DCs on the network and do away with some. But then if the previous admin made a web server a DC,

Networks, especially multi-site, multi-domain Directory Services networks are very complex. Unless and until you "know" the network inside and out, I'd suggest not tinkering with anything.

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by CG IT In reply to demote a webserver in DMZ ...

If you want the web server to be upgraded to W2003, then get the powers that be to approve the purchase of Windows Server 2003 Web Server Edition and upgrade from W2K server. Leave it on the DMZ where is should be.

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