What is the best procedure to replace a server running Windows Server 2000 with a new server running Windows Server 2003?
Posted on 2008-10-11
Our domain controller is an HP ML370 Gen 1 PIII733 running Windows Server 2000 with Active Directory. We also have an HP DL 100 running Windows Storage Server 2003 which is joined to the Windows 2000 domain. We wish to replace the ML370 with a new ML 350 running Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition. We have only one domain controller and we are not running Exchange Server.
Please advise which procedure is best.
a) Upgrade the current ML370 Windows 2000 domain controller to Windows Server 2003
b) Join the new ML350 with Windows Server 2003 to the domain
c) Promote the ML350 to a domain controller
d) Remove the old ML370 from the domain
a) Run ADPREP on the current Windows Server 2000 domain controller
b) Join the new ML 350 with Windows Server 2003 to the Windows 2000 domain
c) Promote the new ML 350 to a domain controller
d) Remove the old ML370 from domain