Building new DC to replace old 2003 DC - Exchange Issue
Posted on 2006-04-06
I have a business running on SBS 2003. The server is all messed up and running like a dog. I have purchased a new server an intend to use the new server as the DC. The current server has all the exchange accounts stored on it also.
After switching over to the new server I will be wiping the original server to use for another purpose.
What is the easiest way to do all of this.
In my head the thoughts I have are to build new server and make it a DC on a new domain. Then use LDIFDE to export/import the user accounts from the old domain to the new. Then use the migration wizard on the old server to move the exchange data over to the new device.
Does this seem reasonable or am I going about this problem fom the wrong angle.
At the back of my mind an alternative method would be to install the new server as a member server onto old domain, promote it to a DC then move the exchange data across, then wipe the old server. I'm not sure if this is possible way though.
Any help would be appeciated