Existing 2k dc in a standalone domain move to existing 2k3 domain

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Burrhead, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. Burrhead

    Burrhead Guest

    We currently have a server that is in its own little world with 2k. This
    server has been named sales.xxx.com. We would like to put this server in
    mail.xxx.com. What is the proper procedure for making this happen? It has
    only ad users and computers on it.
    Burrhead, Mar 15, 2006
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  2. It sounds like this is a domain controller. Therefore you need to demote
    (DCPROMO), and either join the mail domain or promote (DCPROMO) as a DC in
    the mail domain.

    Eitherway, any user, computer, contact, group objects are going to be lost.
    If you wish to preserve these objects you must migrate. If you want to
    migrate before decommissioning this server, look at ADMT (v3) and the
    deployment guide for info. on how to do this.
    Paul Williams [MVP], Mar 16, 2006
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  3. Burrhead

    Burrhead Guest

    Thanks Paul, I do want to preserve the existing users on this server as they
    do have file and print sharing that this server controls. I did look at doing
    the dcpromo but shyed away when I was presented with the window that stated
    that all users would be lost. I want to keep all current users on this
    server. I will follow the link that you left and see where this takes me.
    Thanks again.
    Burrhead, Mar 16, 2006
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