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Dear all,

I have a windows 2000 SP 4 server installed on Compaq 5500 server, this is a domain controller, n i have another additional domain controller on IBM server.

 1 )    These servers are outdated, i purchased 2 new servers from HP ML 370.

         Now i want to make one new server as a domain controller , means i want to      shift all active directory and users data to new server.

2)      All users desktop and Mydocuments folders are redirected to server shared folder using group policy..

 Tell me clearly the step by step instructions to make a new server as a domain controller..

its very urgent for me, i need to do it in this week.


Thanks in advance
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See these documents:

"How to promote and demote domain controllers in Windows 2000" http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=238369#5

"Support WebCast: Domain Controller Promotion: The Process and How to Troubleshoot It" http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324601

"Redirecting the My Documents Folder for All Users in Windows 2000" http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;216463

"Folder Redirection feature in Windows" http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;232692

When you move the redirected folders to the new server you'll need to ensure all your users are logged off first.

Move the folders to the new server, then update the Group Policy to point to the new Server location.

I'd recommend you do this before you promote the other server to become a Domain Controller.
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