Replacing Server

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Dave C., Jul 14, 2008.

  1. Hello Dave C.,

    As kj stated, demote the old server instead of disconnecting to remove the
    DC from the AD database. If you do not do it you will have errors about replication
    problems. If the old one is removed from the netwrok you can also use the
    ip before promoting the new server.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber, Aug 7, 2008
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  2. Dave C.

    Dave C. Guest

    I'm starting the server replacement. I though I'd transfer the FSMO roles
    today before starting that actual move tomorrow. All of them transferred
    properly as according to the document Except for the Schema role. When open
    the "change Schema Master" Dialog box from the MMC console the line that
    lists the current role holder shows an ERROR and I cannot change it because
    the current role holder is offline. As far as I know all DCs are online and
    working properly. IS there a way that I can get the system to display the
    name that it thinks the name of the current Schema operations master is? I
    don't want to seize the role unless I have to.

    Dave C., Aug 8, 2008
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  3. Dave C.

    kj [SBS MVP] Guest

    Open a command prompt on one of the servers and type;

    netdom query fsmo
    kj [SBS MVP], Aug 8, 2008
  4. Dave C.

    Dave C. Guest

    Thanks, It turned out to be assigned to a server that apparently was removed
    from out network several months ago. I've seized the role and everything is
    looking good now.

    Dave C., Aug 8, 2008
  5. Dave C.

    kj [SBS MVP] Guest

    You're welcome. Sounds like you have a little "cleanup" to do eventually.
    kj [SBS MVP], Aug 8, 2008
  6. Dave C.

    Dave C. Guest

    The server has been replaced and is working well. Thanks to both Meinolf and
    KJ for all their help.

    Dave C., Aug 11, 2008
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