Domain transfer

I have a win2k domain server, with it being the only domain server in my network. We have just bought an upgraded server running 2008. I have tried running adprep/forestprep with no luck, which you can see by my previous post here. I have tried everything and will not work, with no solution found except a corrupt AD.

I have added the new win2008 server to the domain, and have not run dcpromo, as it will not let me without running addprep/forestprep, which I cannot do. I have noticed on the new domain server that the AD from the old server has replicated over to the new one. I plan on disconnecting the old server, and create a new domain on the new server.

Question: Will the items in AD that replicated over from the old domain server still remain for the new domain? which will allow me not to have to add the names, and items for the new domain.
ksharkmanAsked:
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ksharkmanAuthor Commented:
This is the link to my previous post about the adprep/forestprep issue...... http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/2000/Q_25629364.html
Darius GhassemCommented:
You will have to migrate using the ADMT to get names over to the new domain. Have you thought about calling MS on the old question?

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ksharkmanAuthor Commented:
I have thought about calling MS, but not sure I want to spend the money.

On the migration tool, I have tried installing version 3.0, and it says not compatible with this version of windows, and ADMT ver 3.1 will not work on a system32 OS...
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Darius GhassemCommented:
The cost for MS suppot is $250. You can really have a hard time migrating to the new domain.
ksharkmanAuthor Commented:
I can't pay 250, hoping that MS can fix it, with no guarantee. I guess I will just do it the hard way... I guess it won't be that bad with just 50 users...

Unless anyone else on the site has some ideas...

Thanks Dariusq, for your time in this matter.
Darius GhassemCommented:
50 users will take some time. You have to think about it this way if you are going to run into problems with the migration which could happen because your AD is already corrupt you will have to call MS anyways.
ksharkmanAuthor Commented:
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