Friday, June 01, 2012 1:10 AM
Hello Everyone, I wanted to get advice on a normal process of decommissioning a Domain Controller. My environment is a Server 2000sp4 single domain. We have AD, DNS , Print server and a couple of shared folders on this single Server 2000sp4 DC/GC.
I have a New Dell R610 with Server 2008r2 loaded and joined to the domain. I was wondering if I move all FSMO roles and make the new server a Global Catalog with DNS and then wait for replication, will this be enough to allow for the demotion of the old DC/GC? I need to retain the Ip address and Name of the original DC/GC. I figured one the replication was finished I would unjoin the domain with the new DC and change the name and reboot, then change the IP address and rejoin the domain and DC promo the old DC and remove it from the domain. Does anyone see a issue with this process?
I am also concerned with moving shared folders/drives and retaining their permissions and users. I also have a Cannon dp2330 that does not seem to be compatible with Server 2008r2 so I am not sure how to move this print queue.
My users are using locally stored profiles will there be any logon issues after this migration?
Thanks for any help
Sincerely Thomas Bollig
Friday, June 01, 2012 1:28 AM
Meinolf has a good document here on migration.
Here's info on renaming a DC though I'd shy away from this if possible especially since its a single DC.
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Friday, June 01, 2012 2:36 AM
>>>> I have a New Dell R610 with Server 2008r2 loaded and joined to the domain.
Is it a DC already? Did you perform DCPROMO?
Here are the details - http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/2903.active-directory-active-directory-upgrade-high-level-steps-en-us.aspx
Santhosh Sivarajan | Houston, TX
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Friday, June 01, 2012 9:04 AM
for Windows 2000 server to Windows server 2008 R2 domain migration please see http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/archive/2010/02/06/upgrading-an-active-directory-domain-from-windows-server-2000-to-windows-server-2008-or-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx
For the shared folders use robocopy from the new installed server and migrate them with permissions to the new server.
If CANON doesn't provide printer drivers for the device then you are lost with that printer or have to install it on an older machine.
Keep in mind that at least 2 DC/DNS/GC per domain are recommended for failover and redundancy.
As long as the domain is not changed complete the users still will be able to logon as before. Adding a new OS DC to the existing domain has no effect for local profiles.
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Monday, June 04, 2012 9:06 AM
I wouldn't recommend changing the name of the DC, the reason is below.
Domain Controller rename does not rename all AD DFSR SYSVOL objects http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2001271
The viable solution is one you upgrade the schema, configure 2008 R2 as an DC, after verifying the replication & all other thing demote the DC. Install new server with windows 2008 R2 & configure this server with the old hostname & IP. Make all the DC as GC & DNS server too. For file server, Meinolf has already suggested to use Robocopy/Richcopy tool.
Upgrade from Windows 2000/2003 to 2008/2008 R2 Domain Controllers
Windows Time Server Role in AD Forest/Domain http://awinish.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/time-server-role-in-forestdomain/
Note: Robocopy can't migrate open files.
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