Adding new 2003 Server to our network
Posted on 2004-10-08
Currently we have one DC running Windows Server 2000. We have just bought a new machine that we want to add to our network. We have 2003 Server on this machine and it is a much more robust machine so we want it to handle all of our DNS, DHCP, AD, and what not. What is the best process for migrating our AD users and computers, DHCP settings, etc. over to the new machine (we only have about 20 users so I could just recreate their accounts again but I know there is a migration tool)...what do you suggest we do.
I also want to (I think) use the 2000 server as a DC but I am a little confused about dcpromo. If I have AD running on the 2003 Server and run dcpromo on the 2000 server what exactly does that do? Does it replicate the AD users and computers for both servers? If so then should I just run dcpromo on the 2003 Server and setup DHCP, DNS on it and disable DHCP, DNS on the 2000 server or what?
Thanks for your help!