Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

migration of server and its all users records

Posted on 2008-10-05
2
Medium Priority
?
181 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-21
Hi,

i have running server 2003 with a member server running exchange 2003. we are planning to take these servers off and put new set in place with win server 2003 and exchange 2007. the servers are ready to be brought in and are joined to the existing domain. e want to get all AD user migrated to new DC before taking old DC off site and we want to migrate all email users migrated to new exchange 2007.And now my plainning is as under but before implement that i needs experts suggestions:

1. As told i have joined both these server to present AD domain.
2. run DC promo on new DC server and make it Second DC in the existing domain. Do i have to do any thing manual to get the records replicated to new DC and when should I take old DC off site.
3. while migrating exchange records can we have the email users database on present exchange 2003 as well as new exchange 2007

Please suggest ASAP. Please elaborate running dcpromo part in details rest not required in deep details (only over view)

Thanks in Advance
0
Comment
Question by:Rajeev_Sharma
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
placebo69a earned 2000 total points
ID: 22648598
Hi there!
Running dcpromo.exe is not enough for you to get rid of your first domain controller. You will need to assign the new domain controller all of the operations masters roles, as well as a copy of the global catalog, before you can get rid of your old domain controller safely. There are five such roles, known also as the FSMO roles (Flexible Single Master Operations):
  • Schema Master Role
  • Domain Naming Master Role
  • RID Master Role
  • PDC Emulator Role
  • Infrastructure Master Role
This Microsoft article explains how to move all of these roles to the new server.
This Microsoft article explains how to create a copy of the global catalog on the new server.
As for upgrading your exchange from 2003 to 2007 the process is very simple:
  1. Add the new exchange 2007 server to your organisation.
  2. Move the mailboxes from the old exchange 2003 server to the new exchange 2007 server.
  3. Retire the old exchange 2003 server.
This Microsoft article explains how to transition from a single forest exchange 2003 to a single forest exchange 2007.
Let me know if this helps. :)
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Rajeev_Sharma
ID: 31503295
Although i worked it out before you post the answer but just to let you know that your answer for exactly what i was looking for
thanks
Rajeev
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

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

I guess it is not common knowledge to most Wintel engineers/administrators: If you have an SNMP-based monitoring system in your environment (and it's common to have SNMP or Syslog) it's reasonably easy to enable monitoring of the Windows Event logs,…
Learn about cloud computing and its benefits for small business owners.
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…

722 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