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Hello,

I have 2 NT 4.0 SP6a servers which I want to upgrade to Windows 2000 Server.
One is the PDC which is a file server, and Exchange 5.5 server, the second is a BDC  server  and has a MS SQL 7.0 Database. I also have a Windows 2000 Server that is a standalone server.

PDC = running CA Arcserve 2000, MS Exchange 5.5, Symantec Norton Antivirus
Corporate Edition 8.0.
System: info HP Netserver LH3000, 1 PIII 650MHZ XEON, 1.7 GB RAM,
30 GB Storage space.
Partitions: C:\  System, capacity 1.9 GB 179MB available space.
           D:\  Progams, files, etc. capacity 31.9 GB 1.9 GB available space.

BDC = running MS SQL 7.0, Symantec Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition 8.0.
      This server is also running WINS, DHCP.
      System: info HP Netserver LH3r, 2 PIII 500 MHZ XEON, 1.0 GB RAM,
                30 GB Storage space.
Partitions: C:\  System, capacity 1.9 GB 898 MB available space.
      D:\  Progams, files, etc. capacity 48.9 GB 11.7 GB available space.

W2K Server: Running Symantec Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition 8.0 for server.
      This server updates all of the Norton Antivirus clients on the network.
      On this server I did a clean install, because there was nothing that was critical.

I would like to know what would be the best solution to move forward with, an upgrade or a new install. I do not want to do a new install, because that would mean that everything has to be reinstalled and reconfigured, although some reconfiguration must be performed even with the upgrade, but I think that it will be minimal.

Thank you for your help.

LuisP
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First you need to check that Exchange 5.5 will even run on a win2k Server.

I will also check your other programs.

If you plan on using AD, then I would definitely spend the money to get a good book.

How many computers in your Domain ?

See

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/itsolutions/howto/default.asp

I hope this helps !
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ALso

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/planning/walkthroughs/default.asp

And check the MS site for an upgradeguide from NT to Win2k.

I hope this helps !
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