Replacing a Windows 2000 Small Business Server machine with another
Posted on 2003-11-11
I am responsible for maintaining the computers for a small group of people. They currently have a Windows 2000 Small Business Server PC with Exchange 2000. That machine is getting old so they ordered a new system with the same versions of operating system and Exchange. They would like to make the new system work like their existing system and then retire the older computer. So what I need to do is to perform this replacement. So what all do I need to do to make this happen?
a) I would like to copy all their shared folders over with the same permissions and file owners. Is this possible?
b) I know I need to run the Exchange migration wizard to copy over their e-mail messages. Will this also copy over their shared contacts and shared calendars that they access in Outlook? If not, how do I do this? (This is critical for this organization.)
c) How do I copy everything that's in the old computer's Active Directory to the new system's Active Directory?
d) Is there anything else I need to do or settings I need to copy? (For instance, run dcpromo to demote the old system as a domain controller.)