• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 149
  • Last Modified:

Moving to 2003 Server New box

Im migrating to a new 2003 server R2 box.  I ran dcpromo and added it to the existing domain.  I want to eventually get rid of the 2000 box.  It is my DC, schema master..etc.  How do i go about transferring roles to the 2003 box or please tell me whatever I need to do to achieve this.
0
Matt Pessolano
Asked:
Matt Pessolano
1 Solution
 
oBdACommented:
Basically it comes down to the following:
* Make the new machine a Global Catalog
* Move the FSMO roles to the new machine
* For the sake of completeness, transfer the Licensing server to the new machine (AD Sites and Services, right-click "License Server" in the right pane, choose Properties, change it to the new machine.
* Move any other services (DNS, DHCP, whatever) running on the old machine to the new one
* Change the DNS settings on the clients, if necessary
* run dcdiag and netdiag to make sure everything is still running OK.
* dcpromo down the old machine (or shut it down for a while first, to check if everything's still working)
* Remove the old machine from AD Sites and Services

How to promote a domain controller to a global catalog server
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=296882

How To View and Transfer FSMO Roles in Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=324801
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Cloud Class® Course: Certified Penetration Testing

This CPTE Certified Penetration Testing Engineer course covers everything you need to know about becoming a Certified Penetration Testing Engineer. Career Path: Professional roles include Ethical Hackers, Security Consultants, System Administrators, and Chief Security Officers.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now