Advice on best way to migrate to Server 2008

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Lurker, Apr 17, 2008.

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    Lurker Guest

    This is what I have right now.....

    1. Windows Server 2000 sp4 acting as primary domain controller.
    2. Windows Server 2000 sp4 acting as a backup domain controller.
    3. Windows Server 2000 sp4 just a member server.
    4. Windows Server 2003 WITH Exchange Server 2003
    ------------------------------------
    I just bought a new server with 2008....

    I would like to replace the Win2k acting as the primary with the new 2008
    server.

    I don't need the Win2k acting as the backup domain controller anymore
    either...

    I do need to keep the standalone server although it does not need to be a
    member of the domain.....

    What I would like to have is just the 2008 domain controller and the 2003
    server with exchange 2003, and otpionally keep the win2k standalone in the
    domain, but it is not important that I do...

    What is the best way to accomplish this?

    Thanks in advance...
     
    Lurker, Apr 17, 2008
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  2. Meinolf Weber, Apr 17, 2008
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    Morgan che Guest

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting here.

    From your description, I understand you want to use new server with Windows
    server 2008 to replicate the old DCs with Windows server 2000. If I
    misunderstood, please let me know.

    I agree with Meinolf that you should consider promoting the current Windows
    server 2000 domain with adprep command to work with Windows server 2008 DC.
    After ensuring everything works fine, you can safely remove the DCs with
    Windows server 2000.

    Here is general steps for your reference:
    ====

    1. Verify the new server's TCP/IP configuration has been pointed to the
    current DNS server.

    2. Make the new server become a member server of the current Windows Server
    2000 domain first.

    3. Upgrade the Windows Server 2000 forest schema to Windows Server 2008
    schema with the "adprep /forestprep" command on old server.

    Please run the "adprep.exe /forestprep" command from the Windows Server
    2008 installation CD on the schema master. For example:

    Drive:\CMPNENTS\R2\ADPREP\adprep.exe /forestprep

    4. Upgrade the Windows 2000 domain schema with the "adprep /domainprep"
    command on old server.

    Drive:\CMPNENTS\R2\ADPREP\adprep.exe /domainprep

    5. Run "dcpromo" on new server to promote it as an additional domain
    controller in existing Windows 2000 domain, afterwards you may verify the
    installation of Active Directory.

    6. Verify the new server's TCP/IP configuration has been pointed to current
    DNS server.

    7. We suggested that you perform the DHCP database migration before
    promoting it to a domain controller.

    8. Export the DHCP database from the current DHCP server using the DHCP
    Export Import utility (Dhcpexim.exe). You may migrate the DHCP database to
    a Windows 2008 domain controller.

    9. Install the DHCP server service on the new server that is running
    Windows Server 2008 if necessary. Import the DHCP database to the new DHCP
    server

    Please refer to:

    How to move a DHCP database from a computer that is running Windows NT
    Server 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows Server 2003 to a computer that is
    running Windows Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325473

    10. Adjust DHCP scope settings to make them use the new DNS server.

    11. Unauthorized the old DHCP server and Authorize the new DHCP server and
    so that the new one can work normally within Active Directory.

    12. Insert Windows Server 2008 Installation Disc in the new server.

    13. Run "dcpromo" on new server to promote it as an additional domain
    controller in existing Windows 2000 domain, afterwards you may verify the
    installation of Active Directory.

    14. Enable Global Catalog on new server and manually Check Replication
    Topology and afterwards manually trigger replication (Replicate Now) to
    synchronize Active Directory database between 2 replicas.

    Please note: It will some time to replicate GC between DC, please wait some
    time with patience.

    15. Disable Global Catalog on DC2.

    16. Verify that the old DNS Server Zone type is Active
    Directory-Integrated. If not, please refer to:

    How To: Convert DNS Primary Server to Active Directory Integrated
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816101

    Note: Active Directory Integrated-Zone is available only if DNS server is a
    domain controller.

    17. Install DNS component on new server and configure it as a new DNS
    Server (Active Directory Integrated-Zone is preferred). All the DNS
    configuration should be replicated to the new DNS server with Active
    Directory Replication.

    18. Make all the clients change TCP/IP configuration to point to new server
    as DNS.

    19. You may configure TCP/IP on all the clients, or adjust DHCP scope
    settings to make them use the new DNS server.

    20. It is a good practice to make the old DC offline for several days and
    check whether everything works normally with the new server online. If so,
    you may let the old DC online and run DCPROMO to demote it.

    Reference:
    ==========

    How to view and transfer FSMO roles
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801

    I hope this helps. If anything is unclear, please post back.

    Have a nice day!


    Sincerely
    Morgan Che
    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

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    --->This is what I have right now.....
    --->
    --->1. Windows Server 2000 sp4 acting as primary domain controller.
    --->2. Windows Server 2000 sp4 acting as a backup domain controller.
    --->3. Windows Server 2000 sp4 just a member server.
    --->4. Windows Server 2003 WITH Exchange Server 2003
    --->------------------------------------
    --->I just bought a new server with 2008....
    --->
    --->I would like to replace the Win2k acting as the primary with the new
    2008
    --->server.
    --->
    --->I don't need the Win2k acting as the backup domain controller anymore
    --->either...
    --->
    --->I do need to keep the standalone server although it does not need to be
    a
    --->member of the domain.....
    --->
    --->What I would like to have is just the 2008 domain controller and the
    2003
    --->server with exchange 2003, and otpionally keep the win2k standalone in
    the
    --->domain, but it is not important that I do...
    --->
    --->What is the best way to accomplish this?
    --->
    --->Thanks in advance...
    --->
    --->
     
    Morgan che, Apr 21, 2008
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    Morgan che Guest

    Hi,

    How are you?

    I am writing to see if you have any update about this post. If you
    encounter any break/fix issue, please feel free to let me know.

    Have a good day!
    Sincerely
    Morgan Che
    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

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    --->
    --->This is what I have right now.....
    --->
    --->1. Windows Server 2000 sp4 acting as primary domain controller.
    --->2. Windows Server 2000 sp4 acting as a backup domain controller.
    --->3. Windows Server 2000 sp4 just a member server.
    --->4. Windows Server 2003 WITH Exchange Server 2003
    --->------------------------------------
    --->I just bought a new server with 2008....
    --->
    --->I would like to replace the Win2k acting as the primary with the new
    2008
    --->server.
    --->
    --->I don't need the Win2k acting as the backup domain controller anymore
    --->either...
    --->
    --->I do need to keep the standalone server although it does not need to be
    a
    --->member of the domain.....
    --->
    --->What I would like to have is just the 2008 domain controller and the
    2003
    --->server with exchange 2003, and otpionally keep the win2k standalone in
    the
    --->domain, but it is not important that I do...
    --->
    --->What is the best way to accomplish this?
    --->
    --->Thanks in advance...
    --->
    --->
     
    Morgan che, Apr 22, 2008
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    Lurker Guest

    Hello... Thank you and Meinolf for replying....I was pulled away from that
    project the last few days to move my blackberry servers....

    Anyways... If I understand the process correctly... All I have to do is

    1. Join Win2008 to my domain.
    2. Run the prep tool on the DVD drive of the 2008 box.
    3. Transfer FSMO from domain controller to 2008 box
    4. Deal with DNS and DHCP migration
    5. Demote my two current win2k domain controllers
    6. The third stand alone win2k server can just stand there no problem...
    7. My current win 2003/ exchange 2003 machine won't be bothered..

    1 question, 1 comment....

    Can the third standalone 2k server be in the domain as a backup to Server
    2008?

    The migrating the DNS part I really don't understand all too well....

    TIA
     
    Lurker, Apr 24, 2008
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    Lurker Guest

    Step 5 and step 13 look redundant... Also I run the prep tools on the old
    server? Remember, it was already prepped for 2003 for exchange... Also, when
    do I transfer the FSMO roles over? How do I disable Global catalog on DC2?
    Do I have to do that with DC1 as well? When should I demote both of these...
    Also, I already asked, can I use the seperate standalone win2k server as a
    backup, or does it have to be 2008?

    If I run it on the old server, it is just a CD drive and my 2008 disc is a
    DVD... Can I make the DVD drive on the new computer a shared drive and from
    the old DC run it?

    Thanks
     
    Lurker, Apr 24, 2008
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  7. Hello Lurker,

    see inline

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber

    It has to be run on the SCHEMA master of the domain, like stated in the detailed
    list from Morgan
    When everything is replicated, copied and you tested the new DC with replmon
    and dcdiag /v for errors. So i meant shortly before demoting and the domain
    is running properly without any errors.
    In Active directory Sites and Services, open your site, your server, NTDS
    settings properties and uncheck GC. DO NOT FORGET TO MAKE THE 2008 GLOBAL
    CATALOG!!
    If you can not demote it, then uncheck it and try again, sometimes it happens
    that you have to do it for demoting a DC.
    At the end, also you should plan some DAYS of disconnecting them to see if
    still everything is running. Just unplug the network cables from both and
    test all you need. If everything runs fine, reconnect and demote them.
    Backup for what, be more specific?
     
    Meinolf Weber, Apr 24, 2008
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    Morgan che Guest

    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply.

    I input Step 5 and Step 13 repeatedly. The "Adprep" command should be ran
    on the old server to prepare its schema and domain. More information about
    how to run "Adprep", please refer to the following:

    <1>Extend schema of old DC

    1. Log on to the console of the schema operations master with an account
    that is a member of the Schema Admins security group.
    2. Run adprep on the schema operations master. To do so, click Start,
    click
    Run, type cmd, and then click OK. On the schema operations master, type the
    following command

    X:\I386\adprep /forestprep

    where X:\I386\ is the path of the Windows Server 2008 installation media.
    This command runs the forest-wide schema upgrade.

    Note Events with event ID 1153 that are logged in the Directory Service
    event log, such as the sample that follows, can be ignored:
    Event Type : Error
    Event Source : NTDS General
    Event Category: Internal Processing
    Event ID : 1153
    Date: MM/DD/YYYY
    Time: HH:MM:SS AM|PM
    User : Everyone Computer : <some DC>
    Description: Class identifier 655562 (class name
    msWMI-MergeablePolicyTemplate) has an invalid superclass 655560.
    Inheritance ignored.

    If adprep /forestprep does not run, verify the following items:

    The fully qualified path for Adprep.exe located in the \I386 folder of the
    installation media was specified when adprep ran. To do so, type the
    following command:
    x:\i386\adprep /forestprep
    where x is the drive that hosts the installation media.

    If adprep still does not work, view the Adprep.log file in the
    %systemroot%\System32\Debug\Adprep\Logs\Latest_log folder.

    <2> Upgrading the domain with the adprep /domainprep command

    Run adprep /domainprep after the /forestprep changes fully replicate to the
    infrastructure master domain controller in each domain that will host
    Windows Server 2008 domain controllers. To do so, follow these steps:

    1. Identify the infrastructure master domain controller in the domain you
    are upgrading, and then log on with an account that is a member of the
    Domain Admins security group in the domain you are upgrading.

    Note: The enterprise administrator may not be a member of the Domain Admins
    security group in child domains of the forest.

    2.
    Run adprep /domainprep on the Infrastructure master. To do so, click Start,
    click Run, type cmd, and then on the Infrastructure master type the
    following command:
    X:\I386\adprep /domainprep
    where X:\I386\ is the path of the Windows Server 2008 installation media.
    This command runs domain-wide changes in the target domain.

    Note: The adprep /domainprep command modifies files permissions in the
    Sysvol share. These modifications cause a full synchronization of files in
    that directory tree.

    << it was already prepped for 2003 for exchange. when do I transfer the
    FSMO roles over?>>

    [Morgan]

    After verifying everything works fine on the new DC, you can start to
    transfer the FSMO roles to the new DC.

    About Exchange issues, to ensure your inquiry receive more effective
    attention, please post to the following newsgroup. The engineers and
    communities there are more specialized in Exchange field and will assist
    you more professionally.

    microsoft.public.exchange.setup
    microsoft.public.exchange.admin

    <<How do I disable Global catalog on DC2? Do I have to do that with DC1 as
    well? >>

    [Morgan]:

    Actually, a Global Catalog server holds a partial replica of every object
    in the forest. We can enable lots of GC on DCs in forest or domain.
    However, the Infrastructure Master (IM) role should be held by a domain
    controller that is not a Global Catalog server(GC). If the Infrastructure
    Master runs on a Global Catalog server it will stop updating object
    information because it does not contain any references to objects that it
    does not hold.

    If you want to remove DC1, please disable GC on DC1. Otherwise, you can
    still keep it on DC1. About how to disable Global Catalog, Please refer to
    the following article:

    Enable or disable a global catalog
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/86417143-92b6-431b-84
    39-91f456e921dd1033.mspx?mfr=true

    << When should I demote both of these... Also, I already asked, can I use
    the seperate standalone win2k server as a backup, or does it have to be
    2008?>>

    [Morgan]:

    After transferring FSMO, DNS, enabling GC on the new server, adjusting
    clients to point to new DNS server and verifying everything works fine on
    new DC, you can demote the old DCs.

    I am a little unclear about " use separate standalone win2k server as a
    backup". Does it mean use windows server 2000 as additional DC of windows
    server 2008. If so, of course, you can continue to use Windows server 2000
    as additional DC rather other upgrade them to Windows server 2008.

    << Can I make the DVD drive on the new computer a shared drive and from the
    old DC run it?>>

    [Morgan]:

    Yes, you can create a shared DVD drive to run "adprep" from setup DVD of
    windows server 2008.

    I hope this helps. Have a nice day!

    Sincerely
    Morgan Che
    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

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    --->
    --->Step 5 and step 13 look redundant... Also I run the prep tools on the
    old
    --->server? Remember, it was already prepped for 2003 for exchange... Also,
    when
    --->do I transfer the FSMO roles over? How do I disable Global catalog on
    DC2?
    --->Do I have to do that with DC1 as well? When should I demote both of
    these...
    --->Also, I already asked, can I use the seperate standalone win2k server
    as a
    --->backup, or does it have to be 2008?
    --->
    --->If I run it on the old server, it is just a CD drive and my 2008 disc
    is a
    --->DVD... Can I make the DVD drive on the new computer a shared drive and
    from
    --->the old DC run it?
    --->
    --->Thanks
    --->
    --->
    --->--->> Hi,
    --->>
    --->> Thanks for posting here.
    --->>
    --->> From your description, I understand you want to use new server with
    --->> Windows
    --->> server 2008 to replicate the old DCs with Windows server 2000. If I
    --->> misunderstood, please let me know.
    --->>
    --->> I agree with Meinolf that you should consider promoting the current
    --->> Windows
    --->> server 2000 domain with adprep command to work with Windows server
    2008
    --->> DC.
    --->> After ensuring everything works fine, you can safely remove the DCs
    with
    --->> Windows server 2000.
    --->>
    --->> Here is general steps for your reference:
    --->> ====
    --->>
    --->> 1. Verify the new server's TCP/IP configuration has been pointed to
    the
    --->> current DNS server.
    --->>
    --->> 2. Make the new server become a member server of the current Windows
    --->> Server
    --->> 2000 domain first.
    --->>
    --->> 3. Upgrade the Windows Server 2000 forest schema to Windows Server
    2008
    --->> schema with the "adprep /forestprep" command on old server.
    --->>
    --->> Please run the "adprep.exe /forestprep" command from the Windows
    Server
    --->> 2008 installation CD on the schema master. For example:
    --->>
    --->> Drive:\CMPNENTS\R2\ADPREP\adprep.exe /forestprep
    --->>
    --->> 4. Upgrade the Windows 2000 domain schema with the "adprep
    /domainprep"
    --->> command on old server.
    --->>
    --->> Drive:\CMPNENTS\R2\ADPREP\adprep.exe /domainprep
    --->>
    --->> 5. Run "dcpromo" on new server to promote it as an additional domain
    --->> controller in existing Windows 2000 domain, afterwards you may verify
    the
    --->> installation of Active Directory.
    --->
    --->> 6. Verify the new server's TCP/IP configuration has been pointed to
    --->> current
    --->> DNS server.
    --->>
    --->> 7. We suggested that you perform the DHCP database migration before
    --->> promoting it to a domain controller.
    --->>
    --->> 8. Export the DHCP database from the current DHCP server using the
    DHCP
    --->> Export Import utility (Dhcpexim.exe). You may migrate the DHCP
    database to
    --->> a Windows 2008 domain controller.
    --->>
    --->> 9. Install the DHCP server service on the new server that is running
    --->> Windows Server 2008 if necessary. Import the DHCP database to the new
    DHCP
    --->> server
    --->>
    --->> Please refer to:
    --->>
    --->> How to move a DHCP database from a computer that is running Windows NT
    --->> Server 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows Server 2003 to a computer that is
    --->> running Windows Server 2003
    --->> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325473
    --->>
    --->> 10. Adjust DHCP scope settings to make them use the new DNS server.
    --->>
    --->> 11. Unauthorized the old DHCP server and Authorize the new DHCP
    server and
    --->> so that the new one can work normally within Active Directory.
    --->>
    --->> 12. Insert Windows Server 2008 Installation Disc in the new server.
    --->>
    --->> 13. Run "dcpromo" on new server to promote it as an additional domain
    --->> controller in existing Windows 2000 domain, afterwards you may verify
    the
    --->> installation of Active Directory.
    --->>
    --->> 14. Enable Global Catalog on new server and manually Check Replication
    --->> Topology and afterwards manually trigger replication (Replicate Now)
    to
    --->> synchronize Active Directory database between 2 replicas.
    --->>
    --->> Please note: It will some time to replicate GC between DC, please
    wait
    --->> some
    --->> time with patience.
    --->>
    --->> 15. Disable Global Catalog on DC2.
    --->>
    --->> 16. Verify that the old DNS Server Zone type is Active
    --->> Directory-Integrated. If not, please refer to:
    --->>
    --->> How To: Convert DNS Primary Server to Active Directory Integrated
    --->> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816101
    --->>
    --->> Note: Active Directory Integrated-Zone is available only if DNS
    server is
    --->> a
    --->> domain controller.
    --->>
    --->> 17. Install DNS component on new server and configure it as a new DNS
    --->> Server (Active Directory Integrated-Zone is preferred). All the DNS
    --->> configuration should be replicated to the new DNS server with Active
    --->> Directory Replication.
    --->>
    --->> 18. Make all the clients change TCP/IP configuration to point to new
    --->> server
    --->> as DNS.
    --->>
    --->> 19. You may configure TCP/IP on all the clients, or adjust DHCP scope
    --->> settings to make them use the new DNS server.
    --->>
    --->> 20. It is a good practice to make the old DC offline for several
    days and
    --->> check whether everything works normally with the new server online.
    If so,
    --->> you may let the old DC online and run DCPROMO to demote it.
    --->>
    --->> Reference:
    --->> ==========
    --->>
    --->> How to view and transfer FSMO roles
    --->> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324801
    --->>
    --->> I hope this helps. If anything is unclear, please post back.
    --->>
    --->> Have a nice day!
    --->>
    --->>
    --->> Sincerely
    --->> Morgan Che
    --->> Microsoft Online Support
    --->> Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
    --->>
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    --->> --->
    --->> --->This is what I have right now.....
    --->> --->
    --->> --->1. Windows Server 2000 sp4 acting as primary domain controller.
    --->> --->2. Windows Server 2000 sp4 acting as a backup domain controller.
    --->> --->3. Windows Server 2000 sp4 just a member server.
    --->> --->4. Windows Server 2003 WITH Exchange Server 2003
    --->> --->------------------------------------
    --->> --->I just bought a new server with 2008....
    --->> --->
    --->> --->I would like to replace the Win2k acting as the primary with the
    new
    --->> 2008
    --->> --->server.
    --->> --->
    --->> --->I don't need the Win2k acting as the backup domain controller
    anymore
    --->> --->either...
    --->> --->
    --->> --->I do need to keep the standalone server although it does not need
    to
    --->> be
    --->> a
    --->> --->member of the domain.....
    --->> --->
    --->> --->What I would like to have is just the 2008 domain controller and
    the
    --->> 2003
    --->> --->server with exchange 2003, and otpionally keep the win2k
    standalone in
    --->> the
    --->> --->domain, but it is not important that I do...
    --->> --->
    --->> --->What is the best way to accomplish this?
    --->> --->
    --->> --->Thanks in advance...
    --->> --->
    --->> --->
    --->>
    --->
    --->
     
    Morgan che, Apr 25, 2008
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    Lurker Guest

    Sorry, I meant to be used as a backup domain controller in a 2008
    enviroment, to which Morgan already confirmed that I could do that.
     
    Lurker, Apr 25, 2008
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    Lurker Guest

    Thank you to both Morgan and Meinolf.... You both have been a great big help
    with this project. I might not start it till Monday, but at least I believe
    I have the necessary steps laid out for me... Again thanks a million...
     
    Lurker, Apr 25, 2008
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    Lurker Guest

    Hello.... I ran forestprep and everything was successful. When I went to run
    domainprep it stopped and said I had to configure the domain to run in
    native mode....

    I thought that I was in native mode, but I guess I have to look again.

     
    Lurker, Apr 25, 2008
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    Lurker Guest

    Could it be because I have a member server that is running server
    2003/exchange 2003?

    TIA
     
    Lurker, Apr 25, 2008
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    Lurker Guest

    One other question... I was just trying to find some information on this and
    some blogs say I need to run adprep /gpprep... Is this correct?
     
    Lurker, Apr 25, 2008
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    Morgan che Guest

    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply.

    As for adprep /domainprep /gpprep, it's a new command and included since
    Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1). If your network conditions
    are optimal, it's recommended to run adprep/domainprep/gpprep to
    synchronize the contents of the SYSVOL shared folder among the domain
    controllers in the domain.

    As for the error message " You had to configure the domain to run in native
    mode....", If Windows server 2000 is in mixed mode and you will have to
    convert it to Native mode. After the conversion, please run the ¡°adprep
    /domainprep /gpprep to upgrade the domain.

    Step by step instruction on how to convert the mode is below:

    Go to Control Panel
    open up Administrative Tools
    In the Active Directory Users and Computers
    Right-click the domain and choose Properties
    General tab,
    Click Change Mode.
    Click Yes, Click OK!

    Here, I list some relevant article for your reference:

    Installing Exchange 2003 Servers
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123643(EXCHG.65).aspx

    Understanding the difference between mixed mode and native mode
    http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-6345-5031113.html

    As I mentioned before, I you encounter any difficulties in Exchange related
    issues, please post to the following newsgroups:

    microsoft.public.exchange.setup
    microsoft.public.exchange.admin

    Have a good day!

    Sincerely
    Morgan Che
    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

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    --->> --->>> Hello.... I ran forestprep and everything was successful. When I
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    run
    --->>> in native mode....
    --->>>
    --->>> I thought that I was in native mode, but I guess I have to look
    again.
    --->>
    --->> Could it be because I have a member server that is running server
    --->> 2003/exchange 2003?
    --->
    --->One other question... I was just trying to find some information on
    this and
    --->some blogs say I need to run adprep /gpprep... Is this correct?
    --->
    --->
     
    Morgan che, Apr 28, 2008
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    Lurker Guest

    Thanks for this message...

    I am on the DHCP part and I had such a small scope all I did was stop the
    service on the old server and set it to manual startup.

    I then created the scope on the new server 2008 although it keeps telling me
    to authorize it in the action bar, but when I go to do that, the only choice
    it gives me is unauthorize, so I have the red dot on the server... Anybody
    have any ideas?
     
    Lurker, Apr 29, 2008
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    Lurker Guest

    Never mind on this. It just took a while to start. I have a green dot now.

    I am not sure how to run dc promo on this. When I look at the roles, I have
    like 4 or 5 different domain controller options.
     
    Lurker, Apr 29, 2008
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    Lurker Guest

    Oops.... That should be AD options, such as A D Cert. Services, A D Domain
    services A D Federation services AD Lightweight Services, A D Rights
    management services...

    Do I have to choose all of them?
     
    Lurker, Apr 29, 2008
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    Lurker Guest

    On the 2008 machine it was already checked...... Do I need to do something
    more than that?

    On the dc2 it was already unchecked.

    When I was going through dcpromo, when it asked me if I wanted it to be a
    dns server and I said yes, it told me that I had dynamic ip addy even though
    I don't. I have the ip addy set statically and the second nic is disabled in
    this machine.

    Do I have to worry about ipv6 on this?
     
    Lurker, Apr 29, 2008
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    DoD Guest

    I just ran dcpromo and it chose for me. I don't know if I need any of the
    other ones.

    Where is replmon in server 2008?

    Everything else seems to be running ok... I am still a little nervous for
    DNS... Once I get rid of dc 1 and dc 2 can I use on of their old addys...
    ..2 or .3 for the new server 2008 addy which I had to choose .6 at this point
    in time?

    TIA....
     
    DoD, Apr 29, 2008
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    Morgan che Guest

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting back.

    You don't worry about IPV6, if you don't use it in your network.

    If there is anything that I can help, please post back.

    Sincerely
    Morgan Che
    Microsoft Online Support
    Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

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    --->
    --->--->> Hello Lurker,
    --->>
    --->> see inline
    --->>
    --->> Best regards
    --->>
    --->> Meinolf Weber
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    --->> ** HELP us help YOU!!! http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm
    --->>
    --->>> Step 5 and step 13 look redundant... Also I run the prep tools on the
    --->>> old server?
    --->>
    --->> It has to be run on the SCHEMA master of the domain, like stated in
    the
    --->> detailed list from Morgan
    --->>
    --->>> Remember, it was already prepped for 2003 for exchange...
    --->>> Also, when do I transfer the FSMO roles over?
    --->>
    --->> When everything is replicated, copied and you tested the new DC with
    --->> replmon and dcdiag /v for errors. So i meant shortly before demoting
    and
    --->> the domain is running properly without any errors.
    --->>
    --->>> How do I disable Global
    --->>> catalog on DC2?
    --->>
    --->> In Active directory Sites and Services, open your site, your server,
    NTDS
    --->> settings properties and uncheck GC. DO NOT FORGET TO MAKE THE 2008
    GLOBAL
    --->> CATALOG!!
    --->
    --->On the 2008 machine it was already checked...... Do I need to do
    something
    --->more than that?
    --->
    --->On the dc2 it was already unchecked.
    --->
    --->When I was going through dcpromo, when it asked me if I wanted it to be
    a
    --->dns server and I said yes, it told me that I had dynamic ip addy even
    though
    --->I don't. I have the ip addy set statically and the second nic is
    disabled in
    --->this machine.
    --->
    --->Do I have to worry about ipv6 on this?
    --->
    --->
     
    Morgan che, Apr 30, 2008
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