Copying Windows 2000 Server to a new server.
Posted on 2004-09-11
How would I go about copying the contents of one server to another? I just setup another server here at home. I just want to move the contents of the old server to the new so I do not need to create new users and etc. The two machines are both windows 2000 servers. Can I copy over the old active directory to the new? How can I accomplish this task? I have already set up the new server, w/ windows 2000 and it is ready.
I realized, that when I set up this new server with the same identical name of the old server, and same ip address. Of course the old server is shut down at the present time. When I checked the event manager, and I saw two of machines trying to log in but it said something about trust relationship, and I needed to rebuild that trust. So what I did was just attempted to re-join the new domain. But now apparently the two computers have new desktops. ?? Why? it looks like it built a new profile for "pent18" user. Now I see the subdirectories as pent18 and also a new one as pent18.<servername> .. why??