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Thanks for the faith in the old guy :-)
Well, you are right; I do know NT as the back of my hand, as I have had a network with NT for 5 years, until my boss forced me to go Win2003 :-)
You simply remove the PDC (as if it blow up during the night), then you go to the old BDC, and promote this one to be the PDC, and after a few hours (yawn) it’s ready.
The promotion step by step:
Log on to the BDC as an Administrator
Start Server Manager (Start -> Programs -> Administrative Tools -> Server Manager)
As the PDC is not available, a warning will be displayed "Cannot find Primary DC for <domain>"
Click your BDC.
From the Computer menu select "Promote to PDC"
Again as the PDC is not available then a warning "Cannot find Primary for <Domain>". Click OK to continue
The Netlogon service will be stopped on the BDC, it will be changed to a PDC and then the Netlogon service will be started again.
This machine is now the domain PDC.
If the PDC was online, it would automatically be demoted to a BDC when the promotion occurred.
Thanks for the trust, do make it a habit :-)
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
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