Migrating DomainA to new hardware...
Posted on 2004-09-14
I have a Windows Server 2003 Dell 500 server that needs to be retired. It already died once and had to do a restore to it. It is currently running Windows Server 2003 and is a PDC. It also runs Exchange 2003. The new server is a Dell 2850 running Windows Server 2003. Currenlty, the prduction server is setup as domainA.net. I setup up the new server as domainB.local. Setup the DNS so that they could see each other. Where I'm having problems is with setting up the Trusts. Part of the ADMT instructions tell you to setup a trust and put the administrator(or user who is running ADMT) of the target domain in the Administrators group of the source domain. I'm not finding any clear cut instructions on how to do this and what I did find seems to fail. It is also my understanding to migrate the workstation in the domain, I have to have the user running the ADMT of the target domain in the Local Administrators group of each of the workstations. So this still requires a visit to each workstation.
When I set the trusts up I can validate it one way but not back to the target domain. I'm also hoping that I can change the domain back to DomainA.local when the migration is finished. Instead of using the .net on the inside network.