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Server 2k3 standard to Server 2k8 64bit

Posted on 2011-04-27
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Hello,
We are going to migrate the Ad/schema from Server 2k3 standard 32bit to Server 2k8 64bit, are there any issues that we should be aware of or may run into that anyone has experienced.


Thanks,
 Rick
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The 2k3 server is standard edition, is the info from 2k3 sbs going to be the same?
 
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No, SBS behaves differently in domains than a Windows 2003 Standard server. I am about to do the same migration, and I am using the Windows Migration Tools provided by Microsoft - 2008 R2 Migration tools
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd379545(WS.10).aspx#BKMK_supported
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Ill check out the link and get back to you guys
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Thanks bluemeln the link is helpful to get started, I wont be completing this until friday, if your doing yours sooner please let me know of any issues that I should be aware of that you experience.

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Server 1 : Current AD Box - Server 2003
Server 2: Server 2008 Box - planning DCPromo

My understanding is that we need to prepare the schema on Server 2003 box first [for 2008 AD schema], and then go through the standard DC Promo process?
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this link actually answered everything we need to know http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YTe95mBwI4
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