Migrate a single Win2K file server to new Win Server 2003 hardware

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Vince57, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. Vince57

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    I am replacing a member file server running Win2K with a new member Server
    2003 box. This is a simple 1 to 1 migration with very few shares. The old
    box will be decommissioned when the new one is tested and functional. I want
    to allow my users to retain their current persistent mappings and hard coded
    UNC paths, but I don't want to use DFS. I simply want to rename the old
    server and then rename the new server with the old name. Can I accomplish
    this using the Netdom.exe utility?
    Vince57, Nov 18, 2005
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  2. Vince57

    Vince57 Guest

    Forgot to mention I will use FSMT to migrate files, shares, and permissions.
    Vince57, Nov 18, 2005
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  3. Hello,

    Please refer to the following article to rename a Windows Server 2003
    computer by using Netdom.exe utility.

    How To Use the Netdom.exe Utility to Rename a Computer in Windows Server

    Hope it helps.


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