Yes or No

Todd B. Blake tblake at
Thu Jul 15 15:59:58 GMT 1999

actually, you can move pdc's and bdc's around between the two(make a PDC a BDC,
and a BDC into a PDC) but that's it.  A member server can't be a domain
controller without a re-install, and vice-versa

Dave J. Andruczyk wrote:

> >
> > What I can't remember is whether you have to reinstall the OS. If you want
> > to go from domain member to DC then you have to reinstall, but I've never
> > done it in the other direction.
> I beleive you can turn a PDC to stadalone but not the other way around..
> Its always better to re-install NT anyway, as you donno what leftover junk
> from being a PDC is laying around the registry waiting to bite you
> later..
> Dave J. Andruczyk
> Instructional Support Associate
> Department of Technology
> Buffalo State College

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