Migrate Windows 2003 Server DC to Windows 2008 R2
Posted on 2011-02-16
Hello, I have two servers and have a very difficult time migrating a 2003 server to the 2008 server.
Senario: Old 2003 Server that provides DNS, Active Directory, etc.. no DHCP services
New 2008 R2 Server x64 that I setup to have DNS, Active Directory, etc. and it has two network cards.
I had attempted to migrate without success. My 2003 server is beggining to have hardware failures. I am willing to remove all services from the 2008 server and "start over". Although it now hosts SQL 2000, printer services and user home directories.
What can I do to start over and have a high chance of success?
Also note while I was trying to fix this earliler, several techs indicated that I should only have one network card active on a DC. I am good with this as long as I remove it after I remove all the required services from the new server. My latest experience is that I had a lot of trouble when I disabled one NIC card, once I enabled it alot of problems were solved.