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Fresh install Windows 2000 Server

Hi experts,

My company plan to re-install the (fresh install) the w2k server for the new application implementation.Said it is the fresh intall but my manager would to keep all the old things, including the data, the AD, etc.

The server now is the primay AD and DNS server. We have five volume in that server. The system drive is C:, the other now are store the Notes mail files, user data etc.(D:, E:,F:,G:)

1. What should I do before the re-install the W2K server?
2. Will the new system still recognize the other four old volume's.
3. What's the step to re-install the server and what tools can assist in this re-installation ?

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Rob StoneCommented:
Can I ask why you want to do this?  If your going to put everything back on it surely its easier just to leave it?
fishwmAuthor Commented:
Sometime the management ask you do the things that has no reason, right ?

Anyway, I think there are some problem that cannot be solve in the existing server so the IT Director want to install a fresh OS and the Notes Mail files is growth too large (over 10GB).
Rob StoneCommented:

Check this link and read through Disaster Protection, Backing Up Data

System state backup will backup AD for you.
fishwmAuthor Commented:
I am not looking for a disator recovery. If I need a disator recovery, I will use ArcServe rather then MS, right? What I am looking for is after the new server up, all the things a same as the old server, such as User account, AD, ACL, share, share permisson, print queue, DNS, DHCP setting, etc.
Rob StoneCommented:
Backing up AD is by using the System State option. Check if ArcServe has the same/similar option.

The User Accounts will also be backed up as they are in AD.

Backing up DHCP:

Windows 2000 Backups up the DHCP database every 60mins.  The backup copies are in %systemroot%system32\dhcp\backup\jet\new folder.

Copy the backup file to the %systemroot%\System32\DHCP folder and then restart the DHCP Service.

Backup Print Queue:

Backup Shares


Backing up the ACL is automatically done when backing up the data.

Hope this helps :)
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