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Hi,

This is the first time I'm doing this so just want to be sure.

I need to migrate AD 2000 with Exchange to AD 2003 without Exchange, as we are using Lotus Notes now. I presume that prior to the migration, I'll need to do some housekeeping first to remove all the Exchange Groups that are still residing in AD 2000. Also, I read about the ADMT 3.0 which can automate and simplify matters for me on the migration. Not to forget DNS and DHCP servers configuration.

Are there any steps that I should take note of or missed out?
Kindly advise, thanks.
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by:MidnightOne
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Save a lot of pain and upgrade your existing domain to AD 2003 rather that migrating to a new domain.

If you're using Windows 2003 R2, you'll need to do your ADPREP from the second CD.

HTH

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by:wassimk
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ok lets start with the easy parts, DNS and DHCP are not a big deal, you can easily lower the lease time to few hours right before you migrate, or minimize the pool size , once you migrated have the DHCP back to its old, every1 should try to get their ips from it normally.

DNS will build itself automatically, i dt think its crucial to export DNS entries (one less mess)...clean start is always great when suitable

Concerning the AD 2k to AD2k3 , you should get the forestprep tool in Microsoft to prepare your active directory to be able to talk the lagnuage of win2k3, add a DC (win2k3) to your domain ,then just migrate the global catalog to the new PDC.

moving from Exchange to Domino, i beleive your tool would be useful, not much experience there...

always have a lab if possible (VMWARE OR SMTHN)

Cheers

 
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by:Jay_Jay70
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bad times moving to Lotus Notes, bad times, i hate that mail system with a passion :)

You dont need to remove any exchange groups....you will just wreak havoc with AD if you try....

Are you doing this all on the same box?
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by:michaelscofield
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Lotus Notes have already been migrated out about 3 years back but the old Exchange stuff are still residing in the current AD 2000 server. The new AD 2003 server will be another newer box.
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by:michaelscofield
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Thanks alot Jay_Jay70, that link is really helpful. The migration has been completed and so far no complaints yet so lets hope that it stays that way.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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Sweet :) i like it when work pays off and helps :)
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