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removing falling win 2k server

Posted on 2003-10-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
I want to change my windows 2000 domain controler for a brand new dell server with windows 2003 installed on it. How can i do the migration ? I need to transfert active directory, dns , dhcp and login script.

Question by:jaubm
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Expert Comment

ID: 9602608
 Join your new server to the domain and promote to a DC,  then transfer all FSMO roles, critical services and data off the old and power it down.

Author Comment

ID: 9607016
can i rename the windows 2003 server name like my old windows 2000 machine . I know windows 2000 domain controler can't be easely rename ??


Expert Comment

ID: 9607495
 No, you cannot unless you want to rebuild AD from scratch.  

Author Comment

ID: 9629700
Can i use windows 2000 cal in a windows 2003 server ??

I think the solution is too simple. Could you give me more information. I read on the internet i need to upgrade the shema of ad with dos command : adprep

I want more information about the upgrade process

Accepted Solution

birdski earned 200 total points
ID: 9629765
Don't think so.

You're correct, adprep is something you're going ot have to do. Before you can introduce Windows Server 2003 domain controllers, you must prepare the forest and domains with the ADPrep utility.

ADPrep /forestprep on the schema master in your Windows 2000 forest.
ADPrep /domainprep on the Infrastructure Master in each AD domain.


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