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How to migrate Windows 2k3 R2 to windows 2k8 R2

bhupinderk
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Hi,

We have Window 2k3 R2 DC and windows 2k3 Ent x64 for Exchange 2k7 Ent. now i want to Migrate windws 2k3 DC to Windows 2k8 R2 for DC only.
Please share any Step by Step guide with screen shoots.
 
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Commented:
Do you have additional Domain controller?
If not promote this 2k8R2 as additional DC
Top Expert 2011

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If I read the question right you want to migrate the domain controller functions from the 2003 server to the 2008 R2 and remove the 2003 at the end?

Here is a good step by step document with screen:
http://markswinkels.nl/2009/01/08/how-to-migrate-a-domain-controller-from-windows-2003-to-windows-2008/
Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory Engineer
Top Expert 2012

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If you wish you can use my document. But this is for 2000 to 2008. Instead of 2000 place your 2003 box :)
You do not need to create new DHCP scope(s) from my instruction, instead of that you can use this MS article to migrate DHCP database at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/962355

Domain prepartion manual you will find in the attachment. Hope it would be useful

Regards,
Krzysztof First2008DCin2000Domain.pdf

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Dear All, Will there be any problem\effect on my Exchange mail system or Do i have to take care anything in Exchange server 2007?
Top Expert 2011

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If the exchange server just stays on its member server it would not make any problem. I would to be sure have at least exchange 2007 SP2 or better SP3.
Senior Active Directory Engineer
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OK, I have an article on my blog about that. You may wish to follow that at
http://kpytko.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/adding-first-windows-server-2008-r2-domain-controller-within-windows-2003-network/

After that you may wish to transfer FSMO roles from the old DC
http://kpytko.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/transferring-fsmo-roles-from-gui/

and don't worry about Exchange (if you do not reinstall server with it :) )

Regards,
Krzysztof

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Good