Upgrade secondary DC from 2003 to 2008
Posted on 2010-09-01
There are 2 domain controllers which I need to virtualize. One is 2003 and other is 2008, both servers will be migrated to 2008 virtual machines. I have one primary master DC (2008) which is hosted in a datacenter, both machines are in 2 remote offices and appear to be configured as a secondary local domain controllers. They also run DHCP and DNS servers.
I found some solutions/guides here for migrating DC from 03 to 08 but they are all for single or primary servers. Do I have to follow different approach in my case? Is there a way to transfer settings or image the existing 2008 server and move it to vm or I have to start fresh? So far, I have the new vms running 08 installed in each office ready to be set up as replacement DC but have not done anything yet.