Migrating OS (2000 to 2003), Exchange (2000 to 2003), and changing domain name, new hardware. Need advice!
Posted on 2004-08-24
I have a single-server LAN that would like to upgrade to the latest Microsoft has to offer. I know it is going to be a multi-step procedure, but I am not sure what order to do them in and if there is preparation that needs to be done ahead of time, aside from the obvious backup :)
The current server is:
Windows 2000 SP3
Exchange 2000 SP3
I would like to set up a totally new server with SBS 2003 and move the all the users over to the new server. For an extra layer of complexity, I need to change the domain name.
After everything is moved, the old server will still be utilized, but for less intensive work -- (print server, ftp, etc.). Should I recommend an upgrade of the old server to 2003? Should I do a clean install or upgrade?
You don't need to detail procedures that I can find at MS and here, but pointers to the appropriate articles would be nice, as there are so many it's difficult to sift through them.