DNS , AD , DHCP , WINS server migration to windows 2003

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by acd, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. acd

    acd Guest

    hi , i want to perform migration process from windows server 2000 ( which is
    first AD domain controller),,

    now i have new windows server 2003, i want that one take over server 2000.
    migration all the server ..like DHCP , AD , DNS to windows server 2003

    is there any guide let me to do it?
    i just found little reference from microsoft..but i confusing the DNS server
    migration..

    thanks if anyone can help me
     
    acd, Jul 27, 2006
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  2. Hi,

    I suggest you put the Windows 2003 server into the existing domain and
    promote it to DC. Check following article:

    How to upgrade Windows 2000 domain controllers to Windows Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;325379

    Regarding DNS, you can build the new DC as DNS server and perform zone
    replication.

    Regarding dhcp migration, check following article:

    325473 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/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;325473

    Hope this helps.

    Best regards,

    Vincent Xu
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

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    Vincent Xu [MSFT], Jul 27, 2006
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  3. acd

    acd Guest

    FOR DNS issuie..i dont want to have two dns server in my network..
    i just want to migration existing 2000 DNS server into new windows 2003
    server ..then i will end the services in windows 2000
     
    acd, Jul 27, 2006
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  4. acd

    Hank Arnold Guest

    If the DNS on the W2K server is integrated with AD, the W2K03 server
    (with DNS) will replicate the DNS structure that is on the W2K server.
    While they are both on line, either one can resolve DNS. Then you can
    DCPROMO the W2K server at your leisure.

    Be sure to move all the FSMOs and functionality like DHCP, GC, etc., to
    the new server first.

    BTW, it's a bad idea to have a single DC. You should have a minimum of
    2. If you lose the DC, you lose your entire AD domain, DNS, DHCP, etc..
    If you insist on running one DC, then be sure you have a comprehensive
    (and tested) process for restoring it.....

    Regards,
    Hank Arnold
     
    Hank Arnold, Jul 27, 2006
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  5. acd

    acd Guest

    oh..sorry.some typing mistake..i got three DC ..one is NT 4 , one is
    W2K..AND one is W2K3.

    for DHCP , DNS , WINS services only run in W2000,
    i want to migration DHCP , DNS , WINS from w2k to W2K3 now..
    and i already move all FDMOs to W2K3 already
     
    acd, Jul 27, 2006
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  6. Please find the Migration procedure what i have followed- Windows 2000 to
    Windows 2003(in newserver hardware)


    1. Install SP 4 on existing Windows 2000 DC

    2. Run ADPrep to Prepare the Forest and domain for windows 2003

    3. Attach the new server with Windows 2003 to the Domain

    4. Promote that Newserver as ADC for the Existing Domain


    5. Take backup of the DHCP database using DHCPEXIM.exe


    6. Using FSMT and migrate the shares if you have...

    7. Transfer all the FSMO roles and GC to new server


    8. Disconnect the old server from the netwok.

    9. Change the Ip address and hostname of the new server if you want the new
    windows 2003 server with same credential as like before.



    in windows 2003 you can change the domain name using netdom command
     
    Microsoft Lover, Jul 27, 2006
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  7. Make sure all the references of the old (Win2K) server name does not exist
    anymore In Active directory (Sites, Domain Controllers Container and DNS)
    before you change the ipaddress and Hostname to newserver.
     
    Microsoft Lover, Jul 27, 2006
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