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I want to migrate to windows 2008 AD

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Hi All, since I have to move my Primary Domain Controller to another server and into a colocation, Ive been thinking of migrationg to Win2k8 AD. Now I know nothing about 2k8 so I am asking for people's advice. Is this a complicated or simple solution?

Would I do the same as in a 2k3 migration? Just promote a new DC and move the roles across then demote the original DC?

Can someone whose done this report the complexity of such a migration and whether it is worth it.
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Yes it's the same process. Complexity wise not a big deal for something the scale of what it sounds like you're describing.

Thanks,
Brian Desmond
Active Directory MVP
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Okay thanks. All the other servers on the domain, do they need to be taken off and joined again to the new Win 2008 AD?
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No - if you just dcpromo the 2008 DC(s) in they will replicate everything.

Thanks,
Brian Desmond
Active Directory MVP
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