Solved

AD 2000 Exchange migration to AD 2003 Exchange + new domain

Posted on 2006-07-13
6
212 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
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 85

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 85

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
Back Up Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Back up all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

 
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 85

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

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

Question has a verified solution.

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

I've always wanted to allow a user to have a printer no matter where they login. The steps below will show you how to achieve just that. In this Article I'll show how to deploy printers automatically with group policy and then using security fil…
Learn about cloud computing and its benefits for small business owners.
Come and listen to Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev discuss what’s new in Percona open source software, including Percona Server for MySQL (https://www.percona.com/software/mysql-database/percona-server) and MongoDB (https://www.percona.com/software/mongo-…
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…

691 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