Windows 2003 Standard Ed - Upgrade it to Windows 2003 Enterprise - Using Same Computer name
Posted on 2004-10-24
Hello Ladies n Gentleman,
I have an old Box which Due to a failure of 2 out of 6 of the Drives, it is being replaced (Thank the Perc 3 God for Hotspares).
It’s a Windows 2003 Standard Ed
C: - 20Gb – Array 1 – RAID 5 – Across 5 disks w/ 1 HS
D:- 47Gb - Array 2 – RAID 5 – Across Same 5 disks w/ 1 HS
Services its Running / Provides;
DC (GC, RID, PDC)
DNS, WINS, DHCP
CA, Domain Licensing, TS Licensing
File Server, Print Server
Backed Up via Veritas Backup Exec 9.1 to an External DLT Drive 80-160 - So I can backup everything.
Anyways I want to upgrade the Box to Enterprise Ed but I can’t do a parallel install as the CA has to be the same name.
I need the Enterprise Ed to run more DFS Shares + expanded CA control
I can put it in a Sandbox which it will be the only DC but there can be a few test workstations.
I was just going to install a blank machine with Veritas BE on it then “Restore” the server over the top, but I’m open to idea’s.
So if you have any ideas let us know !
There are 10 business days till I get the new server so I wont be “picking an answer” for about 3 weeks.
Im offering the 500 points to get some quality not quantity