Solved

Windows 2003 Standard Ed - Upgrade it to Windows 2003 Enterprise - Using Same Computer name

Posted on 2004-10-24
194 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
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
Dual 933
1.5Gb Ram
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
SUS, DFS
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

Thanks

Rob !
0
Question by:joblink
    1 Comment
     
    LVL 51

    Accepted Solution

    by:
    Hi joblink,

    From everything I have read, you should simply be able to upgrade directly over Standard Edition with Enterprise.

    Once there, you can bring your new server into the domain and transfer all FSMO roles, GC, services, shares and the CA over to the new server without much problem.  There are articles to explain how to move each of your services on TechNet.  Use keywords - move WINS, move CA....etc.

    It should be rather painless, however tedious.

    When you're ready to start your project let us know and we can assist on the fly.


    Cheers!
    Netman
    0

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    Product Review - Android Remix

    Come along for the ride with our Senior Product Manager, Brian Matis, as he reviews the Android Remix.

    Numerous times I have been asked this questions that what is it that makes my machine log on so slow, there have been cases where computers took 23 minute exactly after taking password and getting to the desktop. Interesting thing was the fact th…
    Scenerio: You have a server running Server 2003 and have applied a retail pack of Terminal Server Licenses.  You want to change servers or your server has crashed and you need to reapply the Terminal Server Licenses. When you enter the 16-digit lic…
    This video Micro Tutorial is the first in a two-part series that shows how to create and use custom scanning profiles in Nuance's PaperPort 14.5 (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/17490/). But the ability to create custom scanning profiles al…
    Illustrator's Shape Builder tool will let you combine shapes visually and interactively. This video shows the Mac version, but the tool works the same way in Windows. To follow along with this video, you can draw your own shapes or download the file…

    934 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    8 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now