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Restore W2000 Active Directory to windows 2003

Posted on 2006-11-03
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Hello,
I've backuped System Dtate Data in windows 2000 Advanced Server  , now say i have a file (mybackup.BKF) , Could I  restore only ACTIVE DIRECTORY inside this a backup file ON a new WINDOWS 2003 Server  directly , by the way the windows 2003 server is not connected or related to windows 2000 domain , I need only to take the file and restore it to themy new server with W2003 , is thais Possible?
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by:Nirmal Sharma
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Possible as long as hardware and OS editions are same.
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by:ali_alannah
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Am sure you dont read my question !!!!!!!!
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mikeleebrla earned 250 total points
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no you can't do this since you would be restoring a 2000AD to a 2003AD, simply won't work. The AD databases are far from the same.



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by:ali_alannah
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Hello mikeleebrla ,
Could you please tell me about how to move the users & groups in win2000 Active directory to new installation of windows 20003 , it must win2000 & W2003 in the same domain?
Please help
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by:Nirmal Sharma
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Eh...

Disregard my previous post.

You can use ADMT to transfer leaf objects from Windows 2000 to Windows 2003.

Check out here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555040
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