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File Server Migration

Hello EE. I have a question about File Server Migration Tool. I am am migrating shares from a Win 2000 NAS server to a Win 2008 R2 Nas server. I am not using DFS. After running the FSMT is it enough take the old NAS down, rename the new one with the same name and IP address as the old one so that it is transparent to my users? Will this cause any issues with AD.
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JBond2010Commented:
I assume that the old Win 2000 Server was only file server and not a DC? If this is the case, then what you are trying to do should work out ok. I would recommend that you disjoin the Win 2000 from the domain and then delete the computer account from Active Directory. Also, flush out any references in DNS and DHCP pointing to the win 2000. Then join the win 2008 to the domain with the same name and ip address.
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InSearchOfAuthor Commented:
Yes, it is only a file server. At the moment the new FS is joined to the Domain with a different name so that I could run the FSMT which is in progress. After disjoining the old FS show I disjoin the new FS to rename it and change the IP and then rejoin to the domain?
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JBond2010Commented:
Yes, this would be correct. But, like I said make sure you also remove any references pointing to the old FS in DNS and DHCP after you disjoin it from the domain. Also, in the DNS right on the Server and click on clear cache. When you rejoin the new FS to the domain with the same and ip then register the DNS records for the new FS A-record and PTR-record. You can do this by opening the command prompt and type ipconfig /flushdns and press enter and then type ipconfig /registerdns and press enter.
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Svet PaperovIT ManagerCommented:
I will have to disagree with part of the suggestion of @JBond2010. You need to keep both servers in the domain in order to perform file server migration using FSMT. Otherwise, you would loss the security settings of the shared folders.

Besides that your approach is correct. And as @JBond2010 suggested, disjoin the old server from AD and clean the DNS before renaming the new one but you do not disjoin the new server. You don’t need to change it IP address too (but you could if you would), the clients could need to run ipconflig /flushdns too.
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JBond2010Commented:
@ spaperov, the FSMT is already in progress and DFig is not going to remove the old FS until the migration of the data is complete.
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JBond2010Commented:
@ DFig, you can choose to rename the new FS as oppose to disjoining and rejoining, but either will have the same effect.
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InSearchOfAuthor Commented:
Thanks for info guys. I really appreciate it.
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JBond2010Commented:
Your welcome:)
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