delete domain and remove Enterprise Admins group

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by samir, May 24, 2006.

  1. samir

    samir Guest

    Hi everyone,

    the configuration is one forest and 2 domains in the same level, domainA and
    domainB.
    domainA was the first created and we want to delete it.
    my question is how to transfer all the roles and objects to domainB and how
    can we delete domainA properly ?
    thanks in advance
     
    samir, May 24, 2006
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  2. Since all objects are in the same forest, you can use the Movetree utility
    available in Windows 2000 Resource Kit or in Windows 2003 Server Support
    Tools. For more information about syntax read the following KB article:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238394/en-us

    The roles you may probably need to transfer are Schema Master and Domain
    Naming Master. To do this read the following guide:
    http://www.petri.co.il/transferring_fsmo_roles.htm

    Hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Carlo
     
    Carlo Cacciafesta, May 24, 2006
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  3. samir

    samir Guest

    thanks Carlo.
    but is it safety to delete the first domain after transfering the 2 roles
    (Schema owner and Domain role owner) and moving the Enterprise admins and
    the schema admins groups to the second domain ?

    "Carlo Cacciafesta" a écrit :
     
    samir, May 24, 2006
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  4. Carlo Cacciafesta, May 24, 2006
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  5. samir

    samir Guest

    samir, May 24, 2006
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  6. no, you cannot remove the forest root domain (the first domain created) in
    an AD forest!

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    Cheers,
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    # Jorge de Almeida Pinto # MVP Windows Server - Directory Services

    BLOG --> http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/jorge/default.aspx
     
    Jorge de Almeida Pinto [MVP], May 24, 2006
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