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I need to transfer my user accounts and IIS 6.0 settings from a Windows 2003 Standard Server to 2008 Standard Server and having trouble finding any migration tools or relatively straight forward methods, any help would be awesome. Thanks
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In a transition scenario you prepare your current domain for Windows Server 2008 Domain Controllers and then implement the new server as an extra Domain Controller for your domain. After transferring the roles you can get rid of the initial Domain Controller. The higl level steps are below:

 

Provide a static IP address to the Windows Server 2008 box you intend to use as Domain Controller
Prepare your Active Directory environment for the first Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller by running adprep.exe with the needed switches.
Make the Windows Server 2008 box an extra Domain Controller for your existing domain by running dcpromo.exe
Make the new server a Global Catalog server
When your Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller is the only DNS Server, convert your DNS zone into an Active Directory Integrated Zone. Install DNS on the new server and it will automatically be populated. If another server is your DNS Server you need not do anything with DNS
Migrate any data you'd want to migrate to the new Windows Server 2008 box (except for the SYSVOL and NETLOGON shares, these will be copied automatically)
Migrate any Server roles you'd want to migrate to the new Windows Server 2008 box (think about Certificate services, DHCP, Print Server and any business specific application at this moment)
Transfer all the FSMO roles from the Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Domain Controller to the Windows Server 2008 Domain Controller.
Get rid of your Windows Server 2003 box as a Domain Controller by demoting is using dcpromo.exe
Optional: (see step 4) When your current Domain Controller is DNS Server and you don't want it to be anymore be sure to change this information on your clients (change DHCP option, when DHCP is available) and reconfigure your DNS zones not to include the old server anymore.
Remote the Windows Server 2003 box from the domain and delete its computer account from Active Directory.
Get rid of your Windows Server 2003 box.


http://npavankumar.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!37DFD8603AD5E6D8!147.entry?sa=675309531

As for IIS just follow the relevant section in this document:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=52b7ea63-78af-4a96-811e-284f5c1de13b
I know its for SBS server, but the IIS stuff is the same process.
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