Migrating from 2000 Server to 2003 Small Business Server
Posted on 2005-04-07
I am trying to provide an estimate for how much time it will take to migrate a Windows 2000 Server to 2003 Small Business Server.
The existing 2000 Server is running Active Directory and DHCP. We use it primarily as a file server for storing user profiles, etc. We do not have SQL Server or Exchange Server running on the 2000 Server and I am not concerned with the time that it will take to configure this software on the 2003 SBS. I am primarily concerned with the time that it would actually take to configure the 2003 SBS to use our 2000 Server settings and modify our 2000 Server so that it no longer runs as the root level in the Active Directory tree. We would still like to use the 2000 Server as a file server. Let me know if there are more questions that will help in estimating this or what potential problems I may run into.
I have read the document created by Microsoft for upgrading to 2003 SBS but I am a beginner when it comes to confguring servers. I do have access to a local IT contractor who could assist in the migration so but I wanted to be able to provide an time estimate before moving forward.
Thanks in advance.