2000 SBS migration to 2003 Domain

Posted on 2007-10-18
Last Modified: 2008-09-02
I would like some advice. We currently have a 2000 sbs called domain 1. I have just built a different server with 2003 standard and called it domain 2, Bothe the administrator passwords are the same on both servers. I have setup the dns forwarding part of things ok I think as I can ping server names from the new 2003 server. When I try and do a test within the account migration wizard I get an error code 53 even though the new domain appears in the drop down. When I log onto an xp client machine I don't see the new domain on the drop down? What am I doing wrong, please help, It's driving me mad!!!
Question by:c-young
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    Have you configured trusts between the domains?
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    You can't configure trust in SBS.

    I don't have a solution to you rproblem. But I did a migration before using the instruction from the below doc. Hope it helps.
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    Ah ok.  It's not that then.

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    I have tried to make a two way trust on the 2003 server but get the message: the operation failed. The error is: this operation is not supported on a computer running windows server 2003 for small business server?
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    by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
    That's because you cannot create a trust when working with SBS.  If you want to migrate to STANDARD Server 2003 from an SBS2000 you will first need to upgrade that server to SBS 2003 then apply the Transition Pack to remove the SBS restrictions.

    Your other option is to just create the new domain with your Server 2003 and then manually migrate over to it.


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