upgrading vs migrating
Posted on 2006-05-18
we are planning to move our domain to w2k3 from w2k.
here is the setup like
one w2k domain server
one w2k3 exchange server
want to setup another w2k3 server and make it the domain controller.
i have already read alot of articles but still want to be 101% sure of what would be the correct path for success in this case will be and what can happen if not; also what would be the prime difference between migration and upgrading .
according to my thinking i would say the process should e something like this
no migration required, just add the new DC
1 Build new server
2 Running dcpromo on it to become a DC
3 Makeing sure that it is running a DNS
4 Changing the DNS entries to use this as primary DNS server (eg change the properties of your DHCP scope)
5 Moving all the FSMO roles to it and make it a GC (for exchange)
6. Turning off the old one for a while and test that everything works. & if it does, turn on the old DC, run dcpromo to make it a member only.
but but but... whatever i have read uptill now i only see the story of adperp untility running on OS 2000 . please help me out in this case as which method would be the correct one. thanks alot and thanks in advance
thanks alot and thanks in advance