• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 150
  • Last Modified:

Move to windows 2000 Naitive mode

i am running a windows 2000 environemnt with a bunch of windows 2003 Member servers
i upgraded from NT domain so i am running in mixed mode, there are no more NT boxes alive what is the best way of switching to naitive mode?
eventually i want to switch to Windows 2003 Naitive mode aswell
also i am running exchange 2000 but have an exchange 2003 in place as well i havent fully migrated exchange yet but i do not have any exchange 5.5's in place

is there a test i can run to see if there will be any issues?
or when i click that checkbox to move to naitive mode will there be any grief??

1 Solution
Mark PavlakCommented:
There shouldn't be any grief as long as you don't have any NT or exchange 5.5 running; however I just did did an migration from 2000 exchange to a 2003 exchange there are some scripts you need to run depending on which stage you are in because it mangles the AD.  see the following articles
Joester20Author Commented:
how will i know if i need these scripts run? what kind of problems occured??
>>how will i know if i need these scripts run?
read the Microsoft article that he posted. It lays out ever possible scenario.  follow the scenario that applies to your situation.

Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I don't recall any issues switching to native mode other than those jfinner2 has pointed out.  However, I would suggest posting a new question or doing some research before you introduce 2003 DCs to your network.  When you do, that's essentially upgrading the domain to a 2003 AD running in 2000 native mode (or Mixed mode if you haven't gone that far yet) and there are several things you should be aware of before doing that.
The best way is shutdown you old servers and make sure that  every thing is working fine in new environment  
please don't forget to configure a Good DNS for Active Directory network
check every FSMO role is working fine
Migrate your exchange , move the mail Box then  configure the exchange to use  the correct  Global catalog server ,
make a backup of new Active directory and  shut down old Domain controllers   check for any error reported , then make it to Naitive mode,
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now