Migrate 2000 Server to 2003 - What is the best way?
Posted on 2004-10-01
Small Windows 2000 domain server with less than 10 users. Purchased a new 2003 server and I wanted to know if I should try and add it to the domain as a DC and move over roles (FSMO) - which I have no idea how to do.
Or, should I just create a new domain, move all the data over, and make a new Active Directory? The only reason I didn't want to do this, was to have to go to every damn 2000 or XP workstation and set it up from scratch (redo the Outlook, shortcuts, Favs...). Any suggestion? Will I still have to do that (resetup with workstations) if I join the server to the domain and attempt to switch the roles?
Any input would be helpful!