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-Finally replacing that server that doesnt restart so hopfully some of my open question can be closed now!

Question: I have been told by everyone including Microsoft that i cannot rename the computer or domain name on an sbs server. I am in the process of migrating from SBS2000 to 2003 and a new machine. It is really annoying me that i have to change my domain name. (the server name isnt an issue). Is it really necessary to have a different domain and is there maybe a way for windows to do an 'internal migration' i.e. back to my original domain name? This question isnt really a problem but more a curiosity.
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yep, if you are migrating they will have to be different...maybe better to clen build
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If you are moving from an SBS2000 to SBS2003 domain then I would recommend looking at www.sbsmigration.com and in particular http://www.sbsmigration.com/pages/100/ which shows the pros/cons of using this method to upgrade.
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Personally, I would be in two minds here. If I were to perform a clean build to SBS 2003, it will make sure there's no SBS 2000 lying around. However, if you migrate using the Swing Migration method at sbsmigration.com, then you will keep all the existing settings but may still have old SBS 2000 stuff left on your new SBS 2003 domain.

Weigh up the pros and cons of both approaches. If your SBS system is reasonably large, then I would use the swing migration simply because it means the least downtime for users. If you only have 5 - 10 users and a few workstations, then it wouldn't harm performing a rebuild of your entire system and manually restoring files, Exchange (use exmerge to export out of old server) and user accounts into AD over a weekend, just to keep things clean.

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All answers seem acceptable to me...
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Me too.
But pray tell how I can split 20 points?
First acceptable answer gets the whole bucket (all 20).
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Apologies Vic - good catch :)
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LOL - I tried to do a split and FastCat kept flashing weird colors at me.
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