I need help to complete my Windows Migration from Server 2000 to 2003. To be upfront, Ive never done anything like this so I am unsure of alot. Previously, the only DC on the network was the 2000 machine. Now I wish to phase out the old server; the new 2003 machine is on the network as a DC with dns, dhcp, global catalog, etc. Still have to move FSMO roles. I would like to also make sure email works once I phase out the old machine-so any help with how to switch over Exchange would be great. Also once I have all the server roles switched over; or before if possible, I need to know how to move all the files from the old server to the new one. I will install old applications on the new machine as needed, but can I retain all of the old shares and files in original form?
I was told briefly about xcopy, but not sure exactly how to use it. What else could I use? I need some step by step guidence of what to do on this manner if possible. Thanks for any help