My Server of 6 years motherbaord died. I have a new system in place. What I would like to do is just to hot swap the primary drive from the old server to the new one. I did this but during boot up it freezes at 'apcitabl' file upload in Safe mode booting. This is understandable since this old drive is in a new hardware environment.
What I do not want to do is recreate all the shares, volumes and security descriptors on a blank server 2003 install. Is there a list or website that describes how to maunually install hardware drivers properly into correct directories in server 2003 and alter the appropriate ini files and/or registry to migrate server 2003 to new unique hardware?
I looked at the microsoft server migration tool but it assumes functioning servers to migrate to and from. It does not seem to recognize a server 2003 primary drive alone as a migratable server.
Please help :-)