HELP: Changing a server from being a DC to a member server

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  1. Vijay Mistry

    Vijay Mistry Guest

    We have 3 servers currently all running windows 2003 server.
    - 2 of our servers are domain controllers. (server01 and server02)
    - 1 is a member server. (server03)
    - How do I go about making our server03 the domain controller and changing
    server02 to a member server, whilst making sure server02's roles are migrated
    to server03?
    - What command do I use to check the role of my server?

    Any help would be much appreciated.. Thanks
     
    Vijay Mistry, Feb 8, 2006
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  2. Vijay Mistry

    Jason Tan Guest

    Hello,

    Thanks for posting!

    You may promote Server03 to be a domain controller and demote Server02 to
    be a member.

    Note: please transfer the FSMO roles on the Server03 before demotion.

    Example:

    Remove Active Directory
    To remove Active Directory and demote a domain controller:
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open box, type dcpromo , and then click OK to start the Active
    Directory Installation Wizard.
    3. Click Next.
    4. Use one of the following methods: ? If this is the last domain
    controller in the domain, click to select the This server is the last
    domain controller in the domain check box, and then click Next.
    ? If the domain controller is not the last domain controller in the domain,
    click Next.

    5. Type a user name and password with the correct permissions to the
    domain, and then click Next.
    6. Type, and then confirm the password for the administrator account on the
    server, and then click Next.
    7. On the Summary page, click Next, and then click Finish.

    For more detailed information please refer to the following article:

    How to promote and demote domain controllers in Windows 2000
    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801>

    Note: This ariticle also applies to Windows 2003

    You may view and transfer the FSMO roles as below:

    How to view and transfer FSMO roles in Windows Server 2003
    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801>

    You may also verify the role of the new Windows 2003 DC with "netdom query
    FSMO"

    Description of Netdom.exe Syntax and Versions
    <http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;329721>

    Hope the information helps.

    Best Regards,

    Jason Tan

    Microsoft Online Partner Support
    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    | We have 3 servers currently all running windows 2003 server.
    | - 2 of our servers are domain controllers. (server01 and server02)
    | - 1 is a member server. (server03)
    | - How do I go about making our server03 the domain controller and
    changing
    | server02 to a member server, whilst making sure server02's roles are
    migrated
    | to server03?
    | - What command do I use to check the role of my server?
    |
    | Any help would be much appreciated.. Thanks
    |
    |
     
    Jason Tan, Feb 9, 2006
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    Vijay Mistry Guest

    Jason...thanks for getting back to me!!

    Im getting a little confused. How do I find out the roles of ukserver02?
    What do I type? and where? I looked at the articles that you sent me but it
    doesnt say to exactly where to look..

    Appreciate this!!
     
    Vijay Mistry, Feb 9, 2006
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  4. Vijay Mistry

    Jason Tan Guest

    Hello,

    Thank you for your response!

    You may run "netdom query FSMO" in command line to view the FSMO Roles.

    Regards,
    Jason

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    |
    | Jason...thanks for getting back to me!!
    |
    | Im getting a little confused. How do I find out the roles of ukserver02?
    | What do I type? and where? I looked at the articles that you sent me but
    it
    | doesnt say to exactly where to look..
    |
    | Appreciate this!!
    |
    |
    |
    | "Jason Tan (MSFT)" wrote:
    |
    | > Hello,
    | >
    | > Thanks for posting!
    | >
    | > You may promote Server03 to be a domain controller and demote Server02
    to
    | > be a member.
    | >
    | > Note: please transfer the FSMO roles on the Server03 before demotion.
    | >
    | > Example:
    | >
    | > Remove Active Directory
    | > To remove Active Directory and demote a domain controller:
    | > 1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    | > 2. In the Open box, type dcpromo , and then click OK to start the
    Active
    | > Directory Installation Wizard.
    | > 3. Click Next.
    | > 4. Use one of the following methods: ? If this is the last domain
    | > controller in the domain, click to select the This server is the last
    | > domain controller in the domain check box, and then click Next.
    | > ? If the domain controller is not the last domain controller in the
    domain,
    | > click Next.
    | >
    | > 5. Type a user name and password with the correct permissions to the
    | > domain, and then click Next.
    | > 6. Type, and then confirm the password for the administrator account on
    the
    | > server, and then click Next.
    | > 7. On the Summary page, click Next, and then click Finish.
    | >
    | > For more detailed information please refer to the following article:
    | >
    | > How to promote and demote domain controllers in Windows 2000
    | > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801>
    | >
    | > Note: This ariticle also applies to Windows 2003
    | >
    | > You may view and transfer the FSMO roles as below:
    | >
    | > How to view and transfer FSMO roles in Windows Server 2003
    | > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801>
    | >
    | > You may also verify the role of the new Windows 2003 DC with "netdom
    query
    | > FSMO"
    | >
    | > Description of Netdom.exe Syntax and Versions
    | > <http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;329721>
    | >
    | > Hope the information helps.
    | >
    | > Best Regards,
    | >
    | > Jason Tan
    | >
    | > Microsoft Online Partner Support
    | > Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
    | >
    | > =====================================================
    | >
    | > When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader
    so
    | > that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
    | >
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    server
    | > | thread-index: AcYs1IMnWLB/6q8fSPiphG3miMLtxA==
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    | > | Subject: HELP: Changing a server from being a DC to a member server
    | > | Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 09:24:27 -0800
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    | > |
    | > | We have 3 servers currently all running windows 2003 server.
    | > | - 2 of our servers are domain controllers. (server01 and server02)
    | > | - 1 is a member server. (server03)
    | > | - How do I go about making our server03 the domain controller and
    | > changing
    | > | server02 to a member server, whilst making sure server02's roles are
    | > migrated
    | > | to server03?
    | > | - What command do I use to check the role of my server?
    | > |
    | > | Any help would be much appreciated.. Thanks
    | > |
    | > |
    | >
    | >
    |
     
    Jason Tan, Feb 9, 2006
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  5. Vijay Mistry

    Vijay Mistry Guest

    Jason,

    When i enter the command on server02 i get the following message... Any
    ideas??

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.FPICTET>netdom query FSMO
    'netdom' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
     
    Vijay Mistry, Feb 9, 2006
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  6. Vijay Mistry

    Jason Tan Guest

    Hello,

    I am sorry. I forget to say that you need to install Windows Server 2003
    Support Tools from the Support\Tools folder on the Windows Server 2003
    CD-ROM. (To do this, right-click the Suptools.msi file in the Support\Tools
    folder, and then click Install.)

    Best Regards,

    Jason Tan

    Microsoft Online Partner Support
    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    that others may learn and benefit from your issue.

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    |
    | Jason,
    |
    | When i enter the command on server02 i get the following message... Any
    | ideas??
    |
    | C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.FPICTET>netdom query FSMO
    | 'netdom' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    | operable program or batch file.
    |
    |
    | "Jason Tan (MSFT)" wrote:
    |
    | > Hello,
    | >
    | > Thank you for your response!
    | >
    | > You may run "netdom query FSMO" in command line to view the FSMO Roles.
    | >
    | > Regards,
    | > Jason
    | >
    | > --------------------
    | > | Thread-Topic: HELP: Changing a server from being a DC to a member
    server
    | > | thread-index: AcYtWcoYsZXIXSiIRreFNPuXwhh9WA==
    | > | X-WBNR-Posting-Host: 217.206.181.43
    | > | From: =?Utf-8?B?VmlqYXkgTWlzdHJ5?=
    <>
    | > | References: <>
    | > <>
    | > | Subject: RE: HELP: Changing a server from being a DC to a member
    server
    | > | Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 01:18:29 -0800
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    | > | Path: TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGXA03.phx.gbl
    | > | Xref: TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl
    | > microsoft.public.windows.server.migration:22400
    | > | X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
    | > |
    | > |
    | > | Jason...thanks for getting back to me!!
    | > |
    | > | Im getting a little confused. How do I find out the roles of
    ukserver02?
    | > | What do I type? and where? I looked at the articles that you sent me
    but
    | > it
    | > | doesnt say to exactly where to look..
    | > |
    | > | Appreciate this!!
    | > |
    | > |
    | > |
    | > | "Jason Tan (MSFT)" wrote:
    | > |
    | > | > Hello,
    | > | >
    | > | > Thanks for posting!
    | > | >
    | > | > You may promote Server03 to be a domain controller and demote
    Server02
    | > to
    | > | > be a member.
    | > | >
    | > | > Note: please transfer the FSMO roles on the Server03 before
    demotion.
    | > | >
    | > | > Example:
    | > | >
    | > | > Remove Active Directory
    | > | > To remove Active Directory and demote a domain controller:
    | > | > 1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    | > | > 2. In the Open box, type dcpromo , and then click OK to start the
    | > Active
    | > | > Directory Installation Wizard.
    | > | > 3. Click Next.
    | > | > 4. Use one of the following methods: ? If this is the last domain
    | > | > controller in the domain, click to select the This server is the
    last
    | > | > domain controller in the domain check box, and then click Next.
    | > | > ? If the domain controller is not the last domain controller in the
    | > domain,
    | > | > click Next.
    | > | >
    | > | > 5. Type a user name and password with the correct permissions to
    the
    | > | > domain, and then click Next.
    | > | > 6. Type, and then confirm the password for the administrator
    account on
    | > the
    | > | > server, and then click Next.
    | > | > 7. On the Summary page, click Next, and then click Finish.
    | > | >
    | > | > For more detailed information please refer to the following article:
    | > | >
    | > | > How to promote and demote domain controllers in Windows 2000
    | > | > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801>
    | > | >
    | > | > Note: This ariticle also applies to Windows 2003
    | > | >
    | > | > You may view and transfer the FSMO roles as below:
    | > | >
    | > | > How to view and transfer FSMO roles in Windows Server 2003
    | > | > <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801>
    | > | >
    | > | > You may also verify the role of the new Windows 2003 DC with
    "netdom
    | > query
    | > | > FSMO"
    | > | >
    | > | > Description of Netdom.exe Syntax and Versions
    | > | > <http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;329721>
    | > | >
    | > | > Hope the information helps.
    | > | >
    | > | > Best Regards,
    | > | >
    | > | > Jason Tan
    | > | >
    | > | > Microsoft Online Partner Support
    | > | > Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
    | > | >
    | > | > =====================================================
    | > | >
    | > | > When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your
    newsreader
    | > so
    | > | > that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
    | > | >
    | > | > =====================================================
    | > | > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    | > rights.
    | > | >
    | > | >
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    | > server
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    | > | > | X-WBNR-Posting-Host: 217.206.181.43
    | > | > | From: =?Utf-8?B?VmlqYXkgTWlzdHJ5?=
    | > <>
    | > | > | Subject: HELP: Changing a server from being a DC to a member
    server
    | > | > | Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 09:24:27 -0800
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    | > | > | Path:
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    | > | > | Xref: TK2MSFTNGXA01.phx.gbl
    | > | > microsoft.public.windows.server.migration:22380
    | > | > | X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
    | > | > |
    | > | > |
    | > | > | We have 3 servers currently all running windows 2003 server.
    | > | > | - 2 of our servers are domain controllers. (server01 and server02)
    | > | > | - 1 is a member server. (server03)
    | > | > | - How do I go about making our server03 the domain controller
    and
    | > | > changing
    | > | > | server02 to a member server, whilst making sure server02's roles
    are
    | > | > migrated
    | > | > | to server03?
    | > | > | - What command do I use to check the role of my server?
    | > | > |
    | > | > | Any help would be much appreciated.. Thanks
    | > | > |
    | > | > |
    | > | >
    | > | >
    | > |
    | >
    | >
    |
     
    Jason Tan, Feb 10, 2006
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