converting 2000 domain to 2003

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Troy, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. Troy

    Troy Guest

    I have a 2000 domain. Just purchased a 2003 server. I would like to move
    the DC duties from the 2000 to the 2003 server and demote toe 2000 to a file
    server. What is the best way to accomplish this? Will I have trouble
    joining the domain with the 2003 server?

    Troy, Feb 16, 2006
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  2. You should have no trouble joining the 2003 server to the domain. Upgrading
    essentially involves making sure that the 2000 domain is functioning
    properly and running adprep. For details, see this:

    Doug Sherman
    Doug Sherman [MVP], Feb 16, 2006
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  3. You should also consider the fact that MS recommends TWO DC's minimum for
    fault tolerance. Both should be global catalog holders and dns servers. I
    would not dcpromo down the old server but keep it as a dc.
    Joshua Bolton, Feb 16, 2006
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