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Replacing dead windows 2003 server

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Hi All,

I have a dead windows 2003 server, It completely died on Friday and I have bought a replacement, the new server is Windows Server 2012.

Is there anyway to set it up on the same domain so that I don't need to reconfigure every desktop?

or do I need to make a new domain on the new server and transfer everyone over to the new domain?

Regards

James
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by:Cliff Galiher
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If the 2003 server was your only domain controller and if you don't have a disaster recovery plan for hardware failure then you are likely going to be rebuilding from scratch.
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by:Manjunath Sullad
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You have to setup new Domain,

If you are setting up a new domain with existing domain name - You need to re-add all workstations to domain.

Since these objects will not found in new domain.


- Manjunath Sullad
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Mahesh earned 1500 total points
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Use Profwiz tool so that tool will configure old user profiles on workstation for new users
Profwiz tool
The tool is excellent and they have user guide on download page which will provide all info how to use the tool

This will save your time to reconfigure every profile
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