Before you can install or remove Active Directory, you must remove

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Steve, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Hi there,

    I'm trying to do a dcpromo to demote an old win 2003 dc, and I'm getting
    this error:

    Before you can install or remove Active Directory, you must remove
    Certificate Services

    Can someone point me to a kb article or something that shows how to move
    this to the new server, or to another server?

    Thanks in advance,
    Steve.
     
    Steve, Sep 29, 2006
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  2. Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS], Sep 29, 2006
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  3. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Hi Jorge,

    Thanks for that. I see you have to have the same computer name for the new
    server as for the old. Is there a way you can move the certificates without
    the need for a new name?

    Also I know we use certificates for Outlook Web Access via ISA - is there
    anything else that the certifcates would be being used for? How can I find
    out? Would it be easier just to uninstall the certificate services, and
    re-create the certificates required on a new server?

    Thanks,
    Steve.
     
    Steve, Oct 1, 2006
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  4. server as for the old. Is there a way you can move the certificates
    not that I know of
    If I'm not mistaken certificates also mention for what purpose they can be
    used.. (client/server auth, EFS, etc.). You can look on the certificate
    itself
    I do not know, because that really depends on they size of your environment
    and on how many certificates have been distributed. My first thought is that
    re-installing everything and re-issueing certificates might impact
    operations. You need to determine that on your own

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    Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP - DS], Oct 1, 2006
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