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Upgrading windows 2000 server to 2003 SBS server

Hi Experts,

I am upgrading one our Windows 2000 server to Windows 2003 SBS server. We have got around 25 users. My worry is once i reconfigure the server do I need to individually disjoin all the workstations from old domain and rejoin them on to new one ?

If yes what would be the quickest way to do so ?

Thanks in advance.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Are you performing an in-place upgrade on the same machine?

Because that's something I'd say should be avoided if at all possible.  If you are doing this is your server hardware appropriate for SBS 2003?

Jeff
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Also... are there other servers in the domain?  any other DC's?
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good_guys21Author Commented:
Nopes I am getting a brand new hardware and its the only DC in our network
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Then you should be following the steps outlined in http://sbsurl.com/migrate
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good_guys21Author Commented:
thanks for migration info.It is quite useful.  What I am precisely looking is Do I need to rejoin each and everycomputer to the new domain manually ? as I am going to keep the same domain name as before . Is there any easier way to do so ?
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
If you want to keep the same domain name, then you cannot use the methods provided in that document.  Instead, you must do a Swing Migration following the methods provided by www.sbsmigration.com.

The Microsoft migration methodology DOES require that you visit each workstation, the Swing Migration method doesn't.  It's $200.00 for the Swing Migration kit, and WELL WORTH IT!  Because you will get complete wrap-around documentation that ensures your success.

Jeff
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good_guys21Author Commented:
will it work from old 2000 server OS to new 2003 SBS Server ?
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
yes.  otherwise I wouldn't have suggested it.
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