Solved

Moving to windows 2003 Server from SBS 2000

Posted on 2004-08-22
1
224 Views
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
Hi all, hope you guys can help me, i need some advice.

Current Network:

1x SBS 2000 running DHCP,DNS,WINS,Active Directory, Exchange 2000
1x Windows 2000 server as a file server
1x Windows 2003 Standard for Terminal Server

We are currently upgrading the system, and the plan is to separate the Exchange from the PDC, now the new layout is:

1x Windows 2000 Server as PDC (DHCP,DNS,WINS,Active Directory,File Server).
1x Windows 2003 Server Enterprise With Exchange 2003 Enterprise
1x Windows 2003 Standard for Terminal Server

Now the question is whether is it possible to Decomission SBS 2000 and promote windows 2000 as the PDC, as we all know if there is SBS on the network, it have to be the PDC of the domain, without having to reload everything from scratdh again.

If there is path to it, how do i go about it ?

plan is to have window 2003 enterprise with exchange as the DC at the current network, move all the user mail box accross, then dcpromo the SBS 2000 and add windows 2000 Server as the PDC, will it work ?

have anyone have any suggestion to me?

Cheers.

0
Comment
Question by:sriwi
1 Comment
 
LVL 104

Accepted Solution

by:
Sembee earned 50 total points
ID: 11867699
It is quite easy.

Build your new domain controller and DCPROMO it in to the domain. Make it a global catalog.
Domain Prep and Forest Prep for Exchange 2003.
Build your new Exchange 2003 server on a member server of the domain.
Do a standard swing migration of Exchange, including replication of all public folder data. Then follow this article at Microsoft to remove Exchange 2000: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=307917

Move everything off the SBS machine, then DCPROMO it out. Reboot, drop in to a workgroup and shutdown.

There are no PDCs in Windows 200x. All domain controllers are equal. Just some have different roles. There are PDC emulators for NT4 support though.

Simon.
0

Featured Post

The Eight Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery

How can IT departments tackle the challenges of a Big Data world? This white paper provides a roadmap to success and helps companies ensure that all their data is safe and secure, no matter if it resides on-premise with physical or virtual machines or in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Preface Having the need * to contact many different companies with different infrastructures * do remote maintenance in their network required us to implement a more flexible routing solution. As RAS, PPTP, L2TP and VPN Client connections are no…
So you have two Windows Servers and you have a directory/folder/files on one that you'd like to mirror to the other?  You don't really want to deal with DFS or a 3rd party solution like Doubletake. You can use Robocopy from the Windows Server 200…
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…

685 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question