windows 2000 DC migrate to 2003? need help bringing up new server
Posted on 2007-10-03
Here is my scenario.
i have a windows 2000 sp4 DC.
thats it. i do not have a secondary server.
on that DC i have dns, dhcp and print services.
I want to bring up a new 2003 server make it a DC and basically transfer over all of the dns, dhcp settings from the 2000dc (i am going to put all the printers on a different server completely, if anyone can help me do this without adding each printer again it would be greatly appreciated).
What do i need to do to bring up a 2003 dc, bring all that stuff over.. then get rid of the 2000 DC and bring up another 2003 DC so i have primary and a secondary DC.
I am not too familiar with the activer directory structure and I know there is some stuff I have to do with the global catalogs and master browsers.
i think i have to bring up the 1st 2003 server as a secondary dc, until i promote it to a primary? but then how do i get rid of the 2000DC which is primary now?
Any detailed help would be greatly appreciated.