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Demoting a GC to member server

By jorge.gonzalez ·
Can someone suggest any information on how to demote a Windows 2000 (running Active directory and mixed mode)the only GC of a domain to be part of a Member server for a different domain.

Thanks in advance

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Demoting a GC to member server

by quintar51 In reply to Demoting a GC to member s ...

If you want to demote a GC, then it has to be the last dc in the domain to be demoted. If you go to start, run, dcpromo and chose to demote it, you'll need put a checkmark in 'this is the last domain controller for this domain'. And make sure it really is the last one. If not, then all remaining DCs will be 'looking' for the GC, and you won't be able to demote them later.

During the demotion process, you will also be asked to create a local admin password for the member server.

After demotion, uninstall DNS, delete the c:\winnt\system32\DNS directory and reinstall DNS if you need it. Then just join the new domain by right-clicking on my computer, network identification tab.

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