DCPRMO

I have a Windows Server 2003 (member server) and need to decommission it from the domain.

QUESTIONS:* How long will the DCPROMO take?
* It is currently providing DHCP, will the DHCP component still function after the DCPROMO?
* Will I have to statically assign DNS on the workstations for internet function?



If it's a member server you don't need to run DCPromo. Just go into the properties on the server itself and remove it from the domain.

DHCP will continue to function, but if you're doing to decommission the server, you should move that service to another server.

Without a DHCP server you'll have to assign static IPs, subnet masks, and default gateways to everything that currently uses DHCP.



If it's a member server you don't need to run DCPromo. Just go into the properties on the server itself and remove it from the domain.

DHCP will continue to function, but if you're doing to decommission the server, you should move that service to another server.

Without a DHCP server you'll have to assign static IPs, subnet masks, and default gateways to everything that currently uses DHCP.



If it's a member server then you change domain to workgroup , or just delete it from ad

Approx 20mins but if you decommissing it you don't need to do this as its already a member server
DHCP and DNS will still work



DCPROMO is for Domain Controllers only. Since you state this is only a member server then all you need to do is disjoin it from the domain.

DHCP will not function as the server will no longer be trusted. Why not use your DC for DHCP instead?



So what is the consensus, will DHCP still work after disjoining? What are the steps to disjoin?



Microsoft's DHCP service does not require Active Directory to run - indeed, you don't even need a Microsoft DHCP server to operate a domain-based network,.

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