Any ramifications of removing 1st DC in domain?

Any ramifications of removing 1st DC in domain?

Post by Jane » Wed, 11 Apr 2001 05:03:00



I am planning on upgrading my domain to Windows 2000 Active Directory and
have a loaner machine that I was thinking I could use to get us up to Active
Directory.

I.E.
Install this machine as an NT4 domain controller (with nothing else
installed on it), promote it to the PDC and upgrade that machine in order to
get us up to Active Directory  - instead of using my other NT4 domain
controller that I would rather rebuild from scratch then upgrade.

Since the machine is just a loaner I can't keep it on our network. If I run
DCPromo on a couple of other Win2K Server member servers that I have clean
installs on, making them DCs and then run DCPROMO again on the loaner to
take the AD off and just use the other 2 member promoted DCs am I gonna have
any problems after I take this first domain controller in the domain off the
network?

Janet

 
 
 

Any ramifications of removing 1st DC in domain?

Post by Mark » Thu, 12 Apr 2001 06:06:13


uh.....YEAH!!!!

--
Mark M, CCA, CCNA, CNE 4 & 5, MCSE +I 4 & 2000
www.mcse2000.com


Quote:> I am planning on upgrading my domain to Windows 2000 Active Directory and
> have a loaner machine that I was thinking I could use to get us up to
Active
> Directory.

> I.E.
> Install this machine as an NT4 domain controller (with nothing else
> installed on it), promote it to the PDC and upgrade that machine in order
to
> get us up to Active Directory  - instead of using my other NT4 domain
> controller that I would rather rebuild from scratch then upgrade.

> Since the machine is just a loaner I can't keep it on our network. If I
run
> DCPromo on a couple of other Win2K Server member servers that I have clean
> installs on, making them DCs and then run DCPROMO again on the loaner to
> take the AD off and just use the other 2 member promoted DCs am I gonna
have
> any problems after I take this first domain controller in the domain off
the
> network?

> Janet


 
 
 

Any ramifications of removing 1st DC in domain?

Post by David Saxo » Thu, 12 Apr 2001 19:22:51


You shouldn't have any problems with this scenario.

After all, that's the point of multi-master replication.

The major reminder is to ensure that your FSMO roles are distributed
correctly when you remove the 'loaner' machine from the network.

You'll also need to ensure that you have enough global catalogues (since by
default only the first DC in a domain is set up to be a GC)

HTH,
Dave.


Quote:> I am planning on upgrading my domain to Windows 2000 Active Directory and
> have a loaner machine that I was thinking I could use to get us up to
Active
> Directory.

> I.E.
> Install this machine as an NT4 domain controller (with nothing else
> installed on it), promote it to the PDC and upgrade that machine in order
to
> get us up to Active Directory  - instead of using my other NT4 domain
> controller that I would rather rebuild from scratch then upgrade.

> Since the machine is just a loaner I can't keep it on our network. If I
run
> DCPromo on a couple of other Win2K Server member servers that I have clean
> installs on, making them DCs and then run DCPROMO again on the loaner to
> take the AD off and just use the other 2 member promoted DCs am I gonna
have
> any problems after I take this first domain controller in the domain off
the
> network?

> Janet

 
 
 

Any ramifications of removing 1st DC in domain?

Post by Mark » Fri, 13 Apr 2001 03:24:49


uh, David....that was a contrdiction don't you think????  No
problems.....unless you have enough GCs.  That is a big consideration and
likely that 1st DC is their only!

--
Mark M, CCA, CCNA, CNE 4 & 5, MCSE +I 4 & 2000
www.mcse2000.com


> You shouldn't have any problems with this scenario.

> After all, that's the point of multi-master replication.

> The major reminder is to ensure that your FSMO roles are distributed
> correctly when you remove the 'loaner' machine from the network.

> You'll also need to ensure that you have enough global catalogues (since
by
> default only the first DC in a domain is set up to be a GC)

> HTH,
> Dave.



> > I am planning on upgrading my domain to Windows 2000 Active Directory
and
> > have a loaner machine that I was thinking I could use to get us up to
> Active
> > Directory.

> > I.E.
> > Install this machine as an NT4 domain controller (with nothing else
> > installed on it), promote it to the PDC and upgrade that machine in
order
> to
> > get us up to Active Directory  - instead of using my other NT4 domain
> > controller that I would rather rebuild from scratch then upgrade.

> > Since the machine is just a loaner I can't keep it on our network. If I
> run
> > DCPromo on a couple of other Win2K Server member servers that I have
clean
> > installs on, making them DCs and then run DCPROMO again on the loaner to
> > take the AD off and just use the other 2 member promoted DCs am I gonna
> have
> > any problems after I take this first domain controller in the domain off
> the
> > network?

> > Janet

 
 
 

Any ramifications of removing 1st DC in domain?

Post by Harrison Schofil » Thu, 31 May 2001 02:29:25


Not to beat a dead horse, but make sure you change the role of one of your
servers to GC before you kill the 1st DC.  If not, you better learn how to
restore a directory.

Harrison Schofill

Quote:> I am planning on upgrading my domain to Windows 2000 Active Directory and
> have a loaner machine that I was thinking I could use to get us up to
Active
> Directory.

> I.E.
> Install this machine as an NT4 domain controller (with nothing else
> installed on it), promote it to the PDC and upgrade that machine in order
to
> get us up to Active Directory  - instead of using my other NT4 domain
> controller that I would rather rebuild from scratch then upgrade.

> Since the machine is just a loaner I can't keep it on our network. If I
run
> DCPromo on a couple of other Win2K Server member servers that I have clean
> installs on, making them DCs and then run DCPROMO again on the loaner to
> take the AD off and just use the other 2 member promoted DCs am I gonna
have
> any problems after I take this first domain controller in the domain off
the
> network?

> Janet

 
 
 

1. Any Ramifications of removing 1st DC in domain?

I am planning on upgrading my domain to Windows 2000 Active Directory and
have a loaner machine that I was thinking I could use to get us up to Active
Directory.

I.E.
Install this machine as an NT4 domain controller (with nothing else
installed on it), promote it to the PDC and upgrade that machine in order to
get us up to Active Directory  - instead of using my other NT4 domain
controller that I would rather rebuild from scratch then upgrade.

Since the machine is just a loaner I can't keep it on our network. If I run
DCPromo on a couple of other Win2K Server member servers that I have clean
installs on, making them DCs and then run DCPROMO again on the loaner to
take the AD off and just use the other 2 member promoted DCs am I gonna have
any problems after I take this first domain controller in the domain off the
network?

Janet

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