Upgrading Exchange 2000 server OS from 2000 Server to Advanced Server
Posted on 2005-03-15
I am looking for the best way to upgrade and E2K server running Windows 2000 Server to Windows 2000 Advanced Server.
My plan was to just do a full backup of the Exchange Database using Veritas Backup Exec and reload the server with the new OS, then restore the E2K database. However in creating a test network to try this I am having problems restoring the IS. I added a DC to our production network and once AD was synced up, I removed it from the production network and created a test network. I seized all the FSMO roles to the test DC. I then installed a second 2000 server to the test network and installed Exchange 2K. I'm encountering problems restoring the IS to the new server and am thinking there has to be a better way to get this done.
It is not possible to just "upgrade" from W2K Server to Advanced Server is it?
If anyone has done this or knows the best way to get it done, I'd appreciate the help!