Solved

AD 2000 Exchange migration to AD 2003 Exchange + new domain

Posted on 2006-07-13
6
208 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
Here's the situation

current:
2000 active directory
2000

server1
2000 server
domain controller
file/print server

server2
2000 server
exchange

We have 2 brand new DELL servers

server1
2003 SBS standard
will host exchange
will be domain controller

server2
2003 Standard
will host files/printers

What I want to do is eventually replace the old 2 servers.

What are some suggestions on the best / cleanest way to do this?  Do you suggest adding them to current domain and go about it that way?  or should I create a totally new domain and migrate the Exchange data over to the new domain (if so, how?).  # of user accounts / permissions are minimal.  Switching over to a new domain will not be a problem if that's the easier way to go.

Thanks in advance
John
0
Comment
Question by:Pro4ia
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 83

Accepted Solution

by:
oBdA earned 500 total points
ID: 17103275
That article should explain the transition pretty well:
How to install Small Business Server 2003 in an existing Active Directory domain
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=884453

To move the files, I'd recommend robocopy from the Resource Kit Tools (check robocopy.doc in the install folder for details):
Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en

If you have enough printers setup for it to be a pain to recreate them, check out t he print migration tool:
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Print Migrator 3.1
http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2003/techinfo/overview/printmigrator3.1.mspx
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Pro4ia
ID: 17103328
I forgot to mention also that amount of data is minimal and so is the # of printers.  
0
 
LVL 83

Expert Comment

by:oBdA
ID: 17103386
I'd just go with the first article; no need to create a new domain if you can upgrade rather easily. robocopy is still a good tool, as you can copy the permissons as well, and if there are just a few printers, I'd install them "clean".
0
PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Pro4ia
ID: 17122859
how does SBS Exchange work with another full version of Exchange on the same AD?
0
 
LVL 83

Expert Comment

by:oBdA
ID: 17123213
Why "another version" of Exchange? The move of the current Exchange data to the SBS is described in the above link as well.
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Pro4ia
ID: 17148857
I mean Exchange 2000 with SBS Exchange 2003.  I have ran into that documentation you mentioned previously.
I will refer to it.

Thanks
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

So you have two Windows Servers and you have a directory/folder/files on one that you'd like to mirror to the other?  You don't really want to deal with DFS or a 3rd party solution like Doubletake. You can use Robocopy from the Windows Server 200…
by Batuhan Cetin In this article I will be guiding through the process of removing a failed DC metadata from Active Directory (hereafter, AD) using the ntdsutil tool in a Windows Server 2003 environment. These steps are not necessary in a Win…
This video explains how to create simple products associated to Magento configurable product and offers fast way of their generation with Store Manager for Magento tool.
You have products, that come in variants and want to set different prices for them? Watch this micro tutorial that describes how to configure prices for Magento super attributes. Assigning simple products to configurable: We assigned simple products…

929 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now