Correctly remove 2003 domain controller from network

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Domain Controller
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Windows networking
Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller
I'm going to make preperations to remove a domain controller out of our companies active directory tree. This server is windows 2003 domain controller located in a remote office connected to my location where the main controller 2003 controller is located with a T1. I'm going to remove the remote server from active directory sites and services and re-point replication to servers in the home office. Is this ok???? My goal is to correctly remove this remote server from our domain correctly with no issues. >>What else should I be doing ?? AND this also be done after the T1 is disconnected.

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Windows 2003 active directory

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You should properly demote the remote domain controller to ensure you do not have to clean up the metadata for your domain. The ideal solution would be to demote the remote DC while the T1 is active so the changes will replicate to your main domain controller.

Make sure you update the DNS servers in DHCP or set all machines manually after removing the DC, prefereably you should update DNS on your remote clients first.

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