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Domain Controller retireing

By jonathon.johnson ·
I've never done this so bear with me please:

When I initially started at this position, a domain was created but nothing else had really been done with it (no GPO's, no OU's, etc). That aside, there also was only 1 domain controller. I now have 3 total, but the initial one is now about to be retired and sent on it's merry way. Aside from transfering logs and other vital information over, is there anything else in particular I need to do aside from shut it down and remove it from AD and remember how to set a different one as the GC? And does anyone know any good resources on this issue?

Also, does the RID, PDC and Intrastructure servers have to be changed? Just noticed this was set to the "about to be retired" server.

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Hold in the pocket

by b4real Contributor In reply to Domain Controller retirei ...

I would perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) conversion of the domain controller to hold on to, JUST IN CASE.

Generally DC's should never be converted, but you are safe if you use a cold-clone mechanism.

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