Migrate Windows 2000 Servers to Server 2003
Posted on 2006-05-02
A neighboring school district in my community recently purchased a brand spanking new rack mount PowerEdge with Server 2003 to replace their two existing 2000 Advanced Servers. They are currently using the servers for DHCP, NAT, Home Directories, applications, etc. and need everything transferred to the new server. What would be the most effective way to accomplish this? The new server is currently up and running, but not a domain Controller, just a member server in the current domain. If someone could walk me through the best way to road map this switch I would greatly appreciate it. Please bear in mind that the Server 2003 will be REPLACING the other servers. I know how to transfer the FSMO's and do the adprep/forest prep etc. prior to promoting the 2003 Server, it's just finding the most expdeditious way to transfer everything that I need to know.