2000 AD Domain to 2003 AD Domain (5 DCs, 1 running Exchange 2000)

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Rob, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. Rob

    Rob Guest

    I have 5 Domain Controllers, running 2000 standard in Native Mode. On one of
    those DCs, is Exchange 2000. If the domain prep and the forest prep are
    done on an FSMO server and replicated through out the domain, beside the
    mangled attributes, is there anything that has to be done on the Exchange
    server? Once the domain and forest prep are complete, I am assuming a W2K3
    Server can be promoted to a DC?
     
    Rob, Jan 16, 2006
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  2. Jorge de Almeida Pinto, Jan 16, 2006
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  3. ...the domain prep and the forest prep are done on an FSMO server and
    Not really. Application of the latest patches is always recommended.

    Correct. Once the ADPREP is done you can start to introduce Windows Server
    2003 Domain Controllers to your forest. You should either try and upgrade
    the PDCe to 2003, or transfer the role to a 2003 (SP1) server. This will
    ensure that the new security principals are created, and is good from a DFS
    perspective if I remember correctly.
     
    Paul Williams [MVP], Jan 17, 2006
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