Solved

How to copy Group policy and other settings in SBS 2003

Posted on 2007-12-04
7
819 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I am installing a new setup of sbs2003. How do I copy Group policy and other settings from my old setup to the new one so that I do not have to reconfigure all the policies and settings?
0
Comment
Question by:Amritash
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 74

Assisted Solution

by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 350 total points
ID: 20409257
You only want to copy Group Policies?

Anyhow... you'll find the how-to here:
http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/dc4aa23f-0d4b-49d1-8a18-998bde2b3ee01033.mspx

Jeff
TechSoEasy
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:rolust
rolust earned 150 total points
ID: 20409259
HI
Download Group Policy Management Console. It has the ability to report and
export GPO's.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0a6d4c24-8cbd-4b35-9272-dd3cbfc81887&displaylang=en

Robert Lundqvist
Small Business Specialist
Sweden
0
 

Author Comment

by:Amritash
ID: 20409680
well i need to copy as many settings as possible. Any way? Basically all I will b changing is the hardware and the disk partition size and also want to set up raid on the new system.Any advice pls.
0
Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:rolust
rolust earned 150 total points
ID: 20409759
Hi

A solution would be Symantec Restore Anywhere (restore to new hardware), then change the partitions.

Robert Lundqvist
Small Business Specialist
Sweden
0
 
LVL 74

Accepted Solution

by:
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 350 total points
ID: 20410325
Well, if that's what you want to do, you have four options... I've detailed them out here:
http:Q_21987041.html

There's also a new hardware migration method that has been recently published by Microsoft:
http://sbsurl.com/newhardware

You've probably got more than just "settings" to migrate... Exchange?  SharePoint?  Printers?  Active Directory? DNS?  IIS?

Jeff
TechSoEasy
0
 

Author Comment

by:Amritash
ID: 20417556
I have few users at present thus yr option 2 i think wud b best.

I tried restoring the backup thru f8 directory services restore. The Exchange did not transfer properly even though the A/d worked.Any suggestions other than manually copying all across for exchange. I am primarily concerned abt archive files and one paricular mailbox with its mails.
0
 
LVL 74

Assisted Solution

by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 350 total points
ID: 20417730
EXMerge will export all mailboxes at once.  It's not really a "manual" process.

Jeff
TechSoEasy
0

Featured Post

3 Use Cases for Connected Systems

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A lot of problems and solutions are available on the net for the error message "Source server does not meet minimum requirements for migration" while performing a migration from Small Business Server 2003 to SBS 2008. This error pops up just before …
I’m often asked about newer and larger USB drives connected to SBS2008 and 2011 failing Windows Server Backup vs the older USB drives not failing. As disk space continues to grow and drive technology change SBS2008 and some SBS2011 end up with the f…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to censor certain areas of your screen. The example in this video will show a little boy's face being blurred. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question