need to move a domain controller, the first in the forest that holds all the fsmo roles, to another location in a clients building. it will require turning off this dc, call it dc1 for this question. i want to transfer the fsmo roles to a new domain controller call the new one dc2. dc2 is already on the network and has been promoted and made a domain controller, it's dns settings are set and it is also a global catalog (GC). the work is scheduled to be done after hours and i am also planning on moving the dhcp server to dc2.
i am looking for a best practices checklist of things to verify prior to moving fsmo roles and turning dc1 off? as far as i know there are no issues with replication between the dc's. my biggest worry is if i turn on dc1 after moving it and i have hardware issues or boot issues, i would rather move the fsmo roles to a known good one that is a few months old (dc2) vs still using a 5yr old box (dc1), this is part of my migration strategy too.
thanks for the help.