Need some advice on network rebuiild
Posted on 2004-10-07
We have two offices. They are connected via the internet using VPN. The main office has Small Business server 2003 with ISA ans exchange, the remopte office has a dell server with windows 2003 and isa server, with 10 clients in each office
The offices are being out back into one building, so i need some advice
The servers don't really work properly, i get quite a lot of error messages, so i need to rebuild both.
What would be the best course of action? The main server with 2003 is an old PC (a dual 500 pentium 3) and the newer server is a dell poweredge 400SC. I'd like to make that the main server, but with windows activation, can i install my old copy of small business server on that, and use the dell 2003 server CD on the old server?
Also whats the best way to migrate user accounts? When i rebuild the server the domain name will be the saem, but the clients wont connect. The only way i know is to unjoin them from the domain, then rejoin, then copy all the foldec from the old account to the new.
Cheers for any info you can give