Avtive Directory 2008 Migration

Hi there Experts

I have  2 servers :

1- DC (GC) windows 2003
2- Exchange 2007 with windows 2003 in a member server

what i want is to migrate the DC (GC) win 2003 to 2008 and the member server win 2003 to win 2008 server.

thnx


 

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joenswAsked:
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Mike KlineCommented:
Take a look at this question I helped with (has quick steps and link to step by step)

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_Server_2008/Q_26358376.html

What I would highly recommend before anything is to put server 3 up.  Make that a second DC.  I'd always run any production network with two DCs (if one goes down it makes life much easier).  If this is a test lab then one DC can be fine.

Have you thought about going to 2008 R2 at this point.

Thanks

Mike
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joenswAuthor Commented:
hi
this is just a lab
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Mike KlineCommented:
ok, in that case you can just add a new 2008 box and promote that, the links have the step by steps

Thanks

Mike
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joenswAuthor Commented:
hi

what you mean about install dns in windows 2008 normaly when you you use dcpromo to promote it install the dns automaticly


if you have DNS on your 2003 box install it on the 2008 box

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Mike KlineCommented:
Meaning that in the 2008 DC promo process there will be a screen for DNS and GC, just make sure those two are checked.  Then your AD Integrated DNS information will replicate to the new DC.

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Mike
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joenswAuthor Commented:
after 2008 replicate all that  should i change the ip of 2008 will be the dns of 2008
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