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nikolas.e

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Hello all.

We currently have 2 Sites in our company (Forest root domain in Site1 with 2 Domain Controllers) and (Child domain in Site2 with 1 Domain Controller).

We are planning to move all the users from Site2 to our central offices and join them on Site1. We are going to Demote the (Child domain controller in Site2).


My Steps i will follow to demote :

1: Run dcpromo
2: Remove AD, DNS, DHCP
3: Change Computer Name and join the server as member server in our forest root domain.
4: Clean any records left for the demoted child domain controller from our forest root domain controllers. 

In Case dcpromo fails i will have to run ntdsutil from our forest root domain controller to clean the metadata of the failed child domain controller. (probably this will happen since child domain controller is not advertising correctly as global catalog) and in case this happen i will have to  format the server.

Question : I tried to find links with images or even video how to demote a windows 2008r2 child domain controller using dcpromo but with no success. So i don't know what options i will meet while demoting the server. Does anyone has any link that may help me of the steps i am going to meet while demoting the server?

I wrote in general and am sure am going to ask more about it in the following days so please if you have any links that may help me more let me know. Thank you

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I added a PDF with screenshots of the wizard to demote a Win2008R2 DC.
I guess you have to select the "Delete the domain because this server is the last..." in the third screenshot.

 
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I added a PDF with screenshots of the wizard to demote a Win2008R2 DC.
I guess you have to select the "Delete the domain because this server is the last..." in the third screenshot.



Thanks Pieter for the PDF file. Much appreciate it

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