windows SBS 2000 to windows server 2003 R2
Posted on 2006-11-20
I have a SBS 2000 running AD and DNS. We only needed SBS because of SQL and pricing for licenses. NOw that we have a seperate DB server and need more licenses we have bought server 2003 r2 to upgrade to.
What are my options to make this transition any less teadeous then reinstalling server 2003 r2 and recreating AD, DNS, all accounts and rejoining the computers to the domain.
This is only if the above has no options. Someone had told me they did this before. setup server and services accordingly,
then they joined the computers (XP) to the new domain. Then rebooted and renamed the old profiles with the new profile name (renaming the new profile with naother name) and then rebooting.