Server 2000 move over to server 2008/ 2008 R2
Posted on 2011-10-07
I currently have a domain running on server 2000. This domain contains:
File & Print Server - Server 2000
Mailserver - Server 2008
2x Terminal Servers - Server 2000
SQL Server, DNS, Terminal Server license server and is also PDC & GC - server 2000
DC, DNS and remote desktop license server - 2008 R2
i have started to shift servers over to 2008 or R2 (if hardware supports it). I have a brand new spanking Dell T610 which will take over the role of Primary DC aswell as DNS and remote desktop/ terminal services license server. At the moment this new server is a DC but i have not transferred the FSMO roles from the 2000 machine.
when i transfer these roles will it effect any clients?
when the roles are transferred i plan to point all clients to the new DNS machine (2008 R2 server) so i can down the existing machine an reinstall 2008 onto it
can anyone see any issues in my plan?
i just don't want anything to fail half way through an cause the domain to drop!