I currently have 2 domain controllers (
sdc) on Windows Server 2008. Domain and Forest levels are both 2008. Both are global catalog servers and are DNS servers. The server
pdc is also my DHCP server and has all my FSMO roles.
Last night I promoted a new domain controller (also Server 2008). It is also a global catalog server. I want this new domain controller (called
DC-Primary) to be my primary domain controller, have the DNS and DHCP role, with the current DNS/DHCP settings and database moved to this new server. Once it has the DNS role and DNS is moved from
pdc I want to change the IP address of
DC-Primary to match that of
pdc. This is so my clients that have their DNS pointing to
pdc won't need the DNS ip address updated.
It's been about 10 years since I've had to do this, so I just want to make sure I do this properly. I know I need to transfer roles but I want to make sure I do everything in the proper order. End goal is to remove
pdc as a domain controller all together and shut it down. This of course after moving FSMO, DNS and DHCP to the
I've been reading a lot and it seems lots of people have different ideas as to how to do this. Thank you!