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Promote Server from BDC to PDC

By oisere ·
I have tried to promote the a BDC server to PDC (NT 4). The PDC was down and I changed the name of the BDC server to the PDC server. Each time I tried to change the BDC to PDC I get an error message.

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by Bob the Builder In reply to Promote Server from BDC t ...

To promote a BDC to a PDC you must use Server Manager in Administrative tools. When a BDC is promoted the PDC is automatically demoted. You should not be changing the names of the servers.

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by oisere In reply to Promote Server from BDC t ...

Thank you for your help. I did that already and did not work.

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Promote Server from BDC to PDC

by safurniss In reply to Promote Server from BDC t ...

You will need to have Administrator privelidges and access to Server Manager.

1. Start Server Manager by going to the Start menu, selecting Programs, then Administrative Tools, and then Server Manager.

2. Select the BDC in Server Manager, then choose Promote To Primary Domain Controller from the Computer menu.

Unless you have a PDC running on your network you will not be able to make any alterations to your user accounts, however you will still be able to log-on as your users will beauthenticated by the BDC.

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by oisere In reply to Promote Server from BDC t ...

Thank you for your help. I did that already and did not work.

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