GC Transfer before FISMO?
Posted on 2006-11-07
So I setup a new 2003 server, ran adprep and all the microsoft stuff to prepare and setup my 2000 domain to 2003. Done. Setup as a DC, AD is replicated. Setup Exchange 2003, migrated mailboxes and everthing. All user are now using the new exchange server.
I am now ready to decommision the old 2000 server. I know the old server is the GC an I am pretty sure it hold all FSMO roles. I want to make sure I transfer all needed and in the right order from this point foward so I can take down the old 2000 server. I have already setup DNS on 2003 and it appears all DNS replicated because 2003 DNS shows everything the 2000 DNS did with the exception of the SOA being the 2003.
I want to know the order and process I have left.
I need to know if my users will be effected so I can kick them off when needed. I also have set the IP on 2003 of the new server and I did not plan on changing it back to match the old 2000 server.
We have 45 active local users and a few remote guys that are not in much. I do plan to take the old 2000 server after the decommision and reload it with 2003. Then using it as a 2nd DC and as our APPserver.
I hope to get this done today so I can reload the server tommorow and configre our APP tommorow night, as there is the software tech comming tommorow night to preform the APP migration. Thank for your help.