Transferring Active Directory info
Posted on 2007-10-11
I am replacing a windows 2003 server (Domain Controller) with a new machine from Dell. The O/S (Win 2003 server) is preloaded on the new machine. I intend to remove the old server which is nothing more then a reconfigured powerful workstation with windows 2003 server on it. How can I transfer, or copy my active directory from the old machine onto the new machine so I don't have to recreate my users/groups, etc? The old server will not be a part of the domain anymore and the hard drives will be formatted so I don't have the option of running 2 servers. I would rather pull the info off the old server, disconnect the machine, connect/configure the new server then transfer the info onto the new server. I would rather not deal with "dueling domain controllers", demotions and elections...