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replacing W2k DC with new W2k dc

By clewisjr ·
Hello everyone.
Please advice me how to bring up a W2k Server on a domain and make it the Primary DC also gathering all data, active directory,etc., etc off the Old DC. The hardware is not identical. where can I find this procedure.
Thanks all in advance

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by timwalsh In reply to replacing W2k DC with new ...

Actually, this is a very straight forward process. When you start a newly installed W2k server, part of the configuration process is whether you want to make it a domain controller. Once you answer Yes it will ask you a series of questions (i.e. first DC in forest or domain or additional DC in an extablished domain.

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by timwalsh In reply to replacing W2k DC with new ...

Once you have established this, it will ask the standard questions about Domain name, DNS, etc. Active Directory (AD) is a requirement for a DC in Win2K so it will be installed automatically as part of configuration. Once configuration is finishedand the new server restarted all the AD date will be automatically replicated.

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by timwalsh In reply to replacing W2k DC with new ...

In Win2K, there is no PDC / BDC relationship as with NT. There is only the first DC in the domain (which gets a few added duties) and other DCs. They all share the same copy of AD. If you are maintaining your old server on-line you're finished here (after ensuring that AD replication takes place).

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by timwalsh In reply to replacing W2k DC with new ...

If you are completely replacing your old server, there are a couple more steps to accomplish. The first DC in a forest or domain has additional roles called Flexible Single Master Operations Roles (FSMO) (also called Operations Master roles. Thereare 3-5 of these roles depending on where in the forest heirarchy your server is.

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by timwalsh In reply to replacing W2k DC with new ...

It is easiest to transfer these roles while your old DC is still on-line. On the new DC, open the AD Users and Computers tools; right click on the domain name and click on Operations master. There are 3 (or 5) tabs (one for each FSMO role). On each tab, click the change button and select your new DC.

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by timwalsh In reply to replacing W2k DC with new ...

Once AD is replicated, you can demote your old DC. Sorry this is so long winded. For a detailed explanation of what I just talked about, most good books on Win2K server or AD will take you step by step.

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by curlergirl In reply to replacing W2k DC with new ...

This is very straightforward. Just add the new server to the domain as a domain controller and enable AD so that it will replicate everything that is on the old server. Then you can remove the old server from the domain. Hope this helps!

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