Adding a 2003 Domain Controller to a existing 2000 Domain

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by lafb, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. lafb

    lafb Guest

    We have a windows 2000 advanced server (with SP4) domain controller with all
    the Active Directory FSMO roles (GC), and a windows 2000 ad server (with SP4)
    as member server with exchange 2000 server (with SP3).

    We want to add a new Windows 2003 server (standard edition) domain
    controller on the existing 2000 domain and transfer to it all the Active
    Directory FSMO roles from the old windows 2000 advanced server in order to
    replace this server.

    What steps should we do to complete this task with sucess?

    many thanks in advance...

    LB
     
    lafb, Nov 16, 2005
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  2. We want to add a new Windows 2003 server (standard edition) domain
    You are actually upgrading your Win 2k domain to Win 2k3.

    See:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555040


    hth
    DDS W 2k MVP MCSE
     
    Danny Sanders, Nov 16, 2005
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  3. lafb

    lafb Guest

    Thanks Danny Sanders,

    but we don´t want to upgrade de server running windows 2000 Advanced server
    to windows 2003 server standart edition, because that´s not possible
    (different versions), what we want to do is install a new dc running windows
    2003 standard edition on the existing domain, and then transfer to this new
    server the Active Directory FSMO roles.

    Is this possible, will exchange server cause any problems?
     
    lafb, Nov 16, 2005
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  4. but we don´t want to upgrade de server running windows 2000 Advanced
    I'm not talking about upgrading the Win 2k server, I'm talking about
    upgrading your domain from Win 2k to Win 2k3. You should focus your research
    on "upgrading a Win 2k domain to Win 2k3" not upgrading your domain
    controller. There are things you need to take into account because you are
    upgrading the domain. Exchange 2000 for one. Exchange *will* be affected
    because it is in the "domain" you are upgrading.
    There are things you need to do to prepare the domain because you are
    upgrading the domain. Research upgrading your domain from Win 2k to Win 2k3
    and you will be covered.
    Take a look at the link I sent.


    hth
    DDS W 2k MVP MCSE
     
    Danny Sanders, Nov 16, 2005
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