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Hello Everyone,

I have been working on migrating my domain from a Windows 2000 to a Windows 2003 environment. I am mostly finished but have a concern before I shut down the old DC's. When I log in a member server or a workstation into the domain the logon server is still reporting as the old DC, not the new one. I assumed once I moved the FSMO roles and the GC to the new server it would start authenticating users but I was wrong. Ideas?
 

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How did you do this migration? ADprep the 2000 dc and then join the 2003 as a DC to the 2000 domain? 2003 dc running dns server?

It would be a huge mistake to just "shutdown" the 2000 Dc. Proper method is to dcpromo it down and then remove it.
 

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Yes that is exactly how I did it. I was advised to shut down the old DC for a day or two before decomissioning it to make sure there were no issues. Is that incorrect?
 

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My opinion would to just shutdown the old DC's and make sure that your clients are not still using them for DNS as well. Wand3r3r is right, you are authenticated by whichever server responds first in the site
 
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