SMS 2003 Side-by-side upgrade
Posted on 2004-08-06
We are currently trying to perform a side by side upgrade of our SMS 2.0 site server to SMS 2003.
We currently only have 1 SMS 2.0 Site with about 500 users and would like to basically start over by installing a new SMS 2003 site on new hardware with a different site code and a fresh database. I beleive this is called a Side-by-Side upgrade.
My first question is, to migrate clients over to the new site and and un-install the SMS 2.0 client, all we would need to do is to roll out the Advanced client from our new SMS 2003 site correct? Does the action of rolling out the advanced client cleanly uninstall the old one? The least amount of administrative work would be favorable.
Once we have the majority of the clients assigned to the new site with the advanced client installed, what is the procedure to go about taking off the Logon Point Role for our DC's since SMS 2003 no longer supports Logon Points? Does it happen automatically when we insert the original SMS 2.0 CD and do a Primary Site un-install?
Looking for advice from someone who's done this before, but any expertise is much appreciated.