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transfer settings from 2 old windows 2000 dns servers to 2 new 2003 servers

Posted on 2006-05-25
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transfer settings from 2 old windows 2000 dns servers to 2 new 2003 servers, what settings do i need to transfer and what would be the easiest way to do it?
Question by:Adsony
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by:Lee W, MVP
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What settings?

You can make the new servers secondary zones then convert them to primary.

If the DNS zones are for AD, then you can just make them AD integrated (if they are DCs) and then uninstall DNS on the other systems.

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Ok, I'm not exactly versed in server 2003 or AD or DNS (I have a basic knowledge, I am a developer, not an engineer) So you need to explain a little more clearly - step by step if possible.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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You know, it would really help if I understand what you were trying to do and why you were trying to do it.

Otherwise, here's a link:
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Cool that guide is awesome - I dont suppose you have one of those for AD?

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To migrate the AD i mean.
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Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
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Technically, that's a different question and should be asked seperately, but...

Here are some links that should get you going for upgrading a 2000 domain to 2003:

Common Mistakes When Upgrading a Windows 2000 Domain To a Windows 2003 Domain

Hotfixes to install before you run adprep /Forestprep on a Windows 2000 domain controller to prepare the Forest and domains for the addition of Windows Server 2003-based domain controllers

Commodore.ca | Windows | How To Upgrade Windows 2000 Domain to Windows 2003 Server
Quote from the top of this article: "Several glossy Microsoft presenters have stated that all you need to do to complete a Windows 2003 Domain upgrade is run ADPREP and then upgrade away.  This may work for very small / simple environments but it is definitely not good advice for most companies.  After upgrading five servers in two unrelated domains and installing many fresh copies of 2003 I can say that I personally would not skip a single step in the process I have developed below."

How can I transfer some or all of the FSMO Roles from one DC to another?

How To Create or Move a Global Catalog in Windows 2000

[If you run Exchange 2000] Windows Server 2003 adprep /forestprep Command Causes Mangled Attributes in Windows 2000 Forests That Contain Exchange 2000 Servers

Windows Server 2003 Upgrade Assistance Center

[If using R2 release of Windows 2003] Extending Your Active Directory Schema for New Features in Windows Server 2003 R2

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