Re: PDC demoted to Server

Mitch Wagers ( )
Tue, 09 Dec 1997 06:59:03 -0800 will not keep the current applications installations/configurations.
By reinstall, we mean you have to actually have a "fresh" copy of NT
installed. You can't just choose to "upgrade" or "repair" the installation.
This doesn't mean it has to format the partition, because it doesn't, but it
has to reestablish the entire NT structure, wiping out all existing
application installations. However, using Microsoft's SMS, you can easily,
*easily* work around this.

At 08:40 AM 12/9/97 -0500, you wrote:
>John David M. Miller wrote:
>> Is there a way to demote a Backup Domain Controller
>> to a Standalone Server.
>> I am upgrading to IIS4 and the Index Server will not work
>> on a PDC or a BDC.
>> Will a reinstall of NT allow this without blowing out all
>> the currently running software?
>> I am hoping there is way to do this that will not require
>> a rebuild of all the applications on the drive.
>> John David M. Miller
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> Nope, definitely not. You can demote a PDC to a BDC and a BDC to a PDC,
>but you can't demote either to a standalone without reinstalling. Now
>most people here said that you can't keep your runnin programs. I think
>you can. If you reinstall into the same directory (usually /WINNT), I
>don't think you will have any problems keeping existing programs. I
>think if there already exists an NTFS partition it won't reformat it...I
>could be off here.
> Good Luck,
> Jason Hess
> CIOE Corporation
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