Im working on a big project.
fileserver.rapa.local (Old backup DC - win2k3)
FILESERVER2.rapa.local (New DC - win2k8 R2 Enterprise)
Starvasc.rapa.local (Child domain of rapa.local - win2k3)
All Forest/domain functioning levels are 2003.
I'm currently moving into a Virtual Infrustructor which is setup like this:
VM#2 AD, DNS, DHCP (note: Dhcp is only for my headquarters)
VM#3 New Fileserver
I have other ESX/i servers and VMs, but i'll leave them out for this discussion.
I have successfully launch all ESX/i HOST servers and VMs. My goal is to have one of my VMs running win2k8 R2 Enterprise as a primary DC with secondary DC being my old win2k3 server. I also want to transfer all my data from Fileserver to new VM#3 Fileserver without losing all permissions and connection to FS ip address.
What I did in the beginning of this project
I ran commands (adprep32 /forestprep,adprep32 /domainprep /gpprep and adprep /rodcprep) on our old box (win2k3) to prepare old domain's schema for the new server's OS with new features physical servers.
ALL COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY
I join my new VM server, which is going to be new DC to the domain and began the DCPROMO cmd.
I selected Existing Forest
Name of domain in the forest where you plan to install this domain - I seleted rapa.local
Specified the account credentials to use to perform the install -
My current logged on credentials
I got to the part where I select DNS and global catalog and hit next. What happen is that I got the next screen which provided addtional information stating:
There is currently 1 DNS server that is registered as an authoritative name server for this domain.
A domain controller running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 could not be located in this domain. To install a read-only domain controller, the domain must have a domain controller running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
I hit next as RODC is not in the plans.
I got a popup stating:
A delegation for this DNS cannot be created because the authoritative parent zone cannot be found or it does not run Windows DNS server. If you are intergrating with an existing DNS infrustructure, you should manually create a delegation to this DNS server in the parent zone to ensure reliable name resolution from outside the domain "rapa.local" Otherwise, no action is required.
This server will be the primary DC once I get it up and running. The old server will be a backup/second DC.
I HIT NEXT and WENT FORWARD SUCCESSFULLY.
I transferred all FSMO by following this link
ALL COMPLETED SUCCESSFULLY.
I have not transferred my DHCP yet. I'm waiting until my practice can go down for a few minutes.
I'm trying to figure out how I can test my new domain controller and see if it's all working up to this point? I would not like to find out any issues once I transferred DHCP and fully commit this server. I'm also trying to put a plan together on how I'm going to remap all useres to new fileserver's ip address once I transfer all data to new Fileserve and how do I transfer over all the permissions that were assigned to old Fileserver share data directory?
How can I accomplish these task the most safe and effient way that will save me time?