We are in the process of migrating over from a 2003 Active Directory to 2008 R2 Active Directory. Here is a quick rundown on what we have and the steps. If I am missing a step or any suggestions would be appreciated.
Our Current Environment:
- Main: 2003 R2 Standard
- Secondary: 2003 Enterprise
We want a 2008 R2 (64-Bit) Active Directory and decommission the secondary server (windows 2003 Enterprise).
Forest and Domain Prep on Secondary Server (use 2008 R2 32 Bit Disc)
Add AD Role on 2008 R2 Server
Static IP Address on 2008 R2 Server
Run DC Promo on 2008 R2 64 Bit Server
Make sure it’s a Global Catalog Server
Seize roles from Secondary DC to NEW DC
Decommission Second Server