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CA 2003 to 2008 Migration

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Hello,

I have a 2003x64 domain controller that's currently our CA. I need to migrate this to a new 2008 R2 domain controller. The names will NOT be the same, how can I do this?

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Microsoft provides a guide to migrating the CA here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc742515%28WS.10%29.aspx

It's also available in downloadable whitepaper form here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c70bd7cd-9f03-484b-8c4b-279bc29a3413&;;displaylang=en&displaylang=en

Looks like a pretty involved process, which isn't surprising.  I'd recommend carefully reading the parts of the guide that correspond to what you're wanting to do.  And as always, back up everything first.
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So a 32 bit CA database is in fact compatible with a 64bit database, or no?
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Looks like it.  Scroll down a bit on this page to the "Supported Migrations" table (about 1/3 of the way down):

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc742466%28WS.10%29.aspx

"x86 to x64" is shown as supported.
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