Migrating a WINS database form W2K to W2K3

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Guest, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest


    I've found Q300473 for NT4 to W2K but how to do this from W2K to W2K3? Is
    it as simple as backing up the W2K WINS database using the MMC, moving it to
    the W2K3 server and restoring it overthere?

    Thx for your input.
    Guest, Oct 18, 2005
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    seth Guest

    seth, Oct 18, 2005
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thank you.

    I'm wondering which approach is better:

    Adding a new WINS server in the domain and later remove the old one or the
    migration as described in the KB article? I also hope that we can just
    disable the WINS service on the old W2K server as it wil still be needed on
    line as File & Print server The aricle says totake it of line which is
    perhaps a bit overkill, just giving it a different IP address and removing
    WINS (and the server from the replication partners) should do I think.

    All tips and experiences are welcome.
    Guest, Oct 18, 2005
  4. Hello,

    It seems that you might have a little misunderstanding.

    The article assumes that you needn't the Windows 2000 WINS server any more,
    so that it says that you can take it offline during the migration.

    If you want to use the Windows 2000 Server as a member server in the
    domain, you can just stop the WINS server on the Windows 2000 Server
    computer instead of take it offline.

    Hope it helps.


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