Moving PDC and Exchange to new server.
Posted on 2004-09-09
I've spent a decent amount of time reading over the plethora of answers here on moving pdc's and exchange servers but I have yet to see a situation quite the same as mine so I would like to get some customized help with it.
Current set up:
This is a small company network with a single 2000 server. As horrible as it is it currently does all of the following:
2. Exchange Server
3. SQL Server 2K
8. Just about everything else...
They have recently purchased a new machine to work as an additional 2000 server, albeit a slower one. At this point it should be obvious what I'm about to try to do. hehe...
I'd like to demote the current server and transfer the PDC and all things AD related to the new server. I'd also like to move Exchange over to it as well. This will allow me to place the new server behind a firewall (imagine that), and leave the old server at the border serving up the web site, FTP, etc...
So to sum it up, what steps do I need to take to succesfully migrate AD, the PDC, and Exchange Server 2003 over to the new box leaving the old one with nothing to do with the domain or email? I'm going for a smooth migration here and would like to be aware of any issues I may face along the way.
Thanks in advanced for the assistance...