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Hello experts, I just got a job as a technology manager in an education environment, about 600
students and 100 faculty.  A majority of my server experience is in linus and unix so i'm guessing
there is a lot i'll have to forget and a lot i'll have to learn when it comes to user and system
administration.  My first question I have is mostly for advice on how to migrate a 2003 server running
on an old machine with a less than 100gb 15k hard drive.  This machine is running out of room,
and is currently used as a location for the facultys remote desktop.  I want to move it to a 2003
virtual machine that is running on one of our upgraded 2008 enterprise servers.  Any advice, things
to look out for, quarks using active directory and exchange that I should know about ?

Thanks for any input
Jon
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Take a look at Disk2vhd (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ee656415) to convert your physical disks to VHD's.  We've used on numerous occasions and the utility has worked flawlessly for us.

Best Practices: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd744830.aspx

If you are using Cluster Shared Volumes on Server 2008 R2 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2009/02/19/9433146.aspx

Also, make sure that you have a physical active directory domain controller on the network.

Good Luck

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Thanks, that's a good starting point for me.
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