We're moving from a 32-bit platform to 64-bit and we need to audit our tasks.
We have four DCs located in one data center. One domain controller holds all FSMO roles, server runs DNS, WINS. The other holds the terminal servers licenses and runs DNS, WINS, and holds trust for an external domain (I believe Windows Server 2003 domain) to allow users to log into our hosted Sharepiont site with their own IDs and passwords.
1 DC located in Europe
2 DCs located in Pacific Rim
When should I run the following commands since I need to demote and wipe out each of the DCs?
Since we’re close to the DCs located in the [strong class="keyhilite">data[/strong] [strong class="keyhilite">center[/strong], I thought we’d start with them.
First, I’d select the DC with no roles and just the terminal services licenses and trusts.
I’d make sure to have all the licensing information to be able to
contact Microsoft and have them reload it for us (is there anyway else
I’d demote the server
Turn server off
Ensure replication has been completed with other servers
Check with NTUTILS to ensure the server name was been removed.
Install the Windows 2008 r2 disk, delete the disk partition and install the 64B OS
Join to domain
Re-establish the trusts
Repeat with the other domains.
November 18, 2010 9:48 PM
November 23, 2010 10:22 PM