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February 7, 2005 3:45:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

About one year ago our office was running NT 40 as a primary domain
controller. We added a new server computer with Windows 2000 Server and
upgraded our NT40 server to Windows 2000. The NT 40 machine had a hard drive
of 9 gbs. The partition had originally been set at 2 gbs. I converted the
disk to dynamic disk, but I am unable to increase the partition size. I am
running out of disk space and active directory is failing. Is there a way to
run DC promo on this machine and have it set back to a stand alone server and
leave the other domain controller to handle active directory as the forest
root domain server? I appreciate your help in this matter.

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Anonymous
February 7, 2005 5:09:58 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

>Is there a way to
> run DC promo on this machine and have it set back to a stand alone server
> and
> leave the other domain controller to handle active directory as the forest
> root domain server? I appreciate your help in this matter.



Start - run - dcpromo.

The FSMO roles this DC holds should off load to another DC during the
dcpromo process or you can manually transfer them before you start.
See:
How To View and transfer FSMO Roles in the Graphical User Interface

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;255690



hth

DDS W 2k MVP MCSE



"Pat" <Pat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:586B49FD-FE35-41C0-9925-D109F1D77281@microsoft.com...
> About one year ago our office was running NT 40 as a primary domain
> controller. We added a new server computer with Windows 2000 Server and
> upgraded our NT40 server to Windows 2000. The NT 40 machine had a hard
> drive
> of 9 gbs. The partition had originally been set at 2 gbs. I converted
> the
> disk to dynamic disk, but I am unable to increase the partition size. I
> am
> running out of disk space and active directory is failing. Is there a way
> to
> run DC promo on this machine and have it set back to a stand alone server
> and
> leave the other domain controller to handle active directory as the forest
> root domain server? I appreciate your help in this matter.
Anonymous
February 9, 2005 3:01:13 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

As Danny says, use dcpromo.

The server will become a member server, not a standalone server, but I think
you probably knew that.

Oli


"Pat" <Pat@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:586B49FD-FE35-41C0-9925-D109F1D77281@microsoft.com...
> About one year ago our office was running NT 40 as a primary domain
> controller. We added a new server computer with Windows 2000 Server and
> upgraded our NT40 server to Windows 2000. The NT 40 machine had a hard
> drive
> of 9 gbs. The partition had originally been set at 2 gbs. I converted
> the
> disk to dynamic disk, but I am unable to increase the partition size. I
> am
> running out of disk space and active directory is failing. Is there a way
> to
> run DC promo on this machine and have it set back to a stand alone server
> and
> leave the other domain controller to handle active directory as the forest
> root domain server? I appreciate your help in this matter.
!