Join a domain as a DC - replicating problems

Gémes Géza geza at
Thu Nov 1 15:09:53 MDT 2012

2012-11-01 19:11 keltezéssel, Marc Muehlfeld írta:
> Thanks for the information. I'll try this.
> Am 01.11.2012 18:16, schrieb Gémes Géza:
>> I simply created an exact replica for each entry I've found except 
>> under pdc,
>> which should be unique.
> Ok. I'll try duplicating all entries with new IP/name (except for PDC).
> What I finally want to do is joining the new machine and later demote 
> the old one (so this all is a kind of moving our one DC to a new 
> machine with new name/IP). Should the transfer of the fsmo roles 
> switch the PDC entry later (or by myself), before I demote the old 
> server?
> Or is it better currently not to do the transfer, if the DNS stuff is 
> not 100% working.
>> This records should have been created at join, however I've just set up
>> yesterday a test domain where joining two RC3 instances was working 
>> (DRS wise)
>> perfectly today I've joined a RC4 install to them and had to create 
>> all the
>> dns entries by hand, and event then DRS is still not working (from 
>> the newly
>> joined DC to the other two) :-(
> It sounds like the entries should be created normally when I join the 
> domain.
> So is there anything I can provide for creating a bug report to help 
> this getting fixed?
> Regards,
> Marc
In my experience once drs replication start working you can safely 
transfer (if that fails seize (you can even force that)) the roles to 
the new dc.
IMHO you would still need to haunt down some dns entries after demote.


Geza Gemes

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