Migrating from W2K Cluster to new 2003 Cluster

Discussion in 'Clustering' started by Kai, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. Kai

    Kai Guest

    Where can i find a "Roadmap" how to migrate a Windows 2000 Cluster to a new
    Windows 2003 Server?
    Thx in advance
    Kai, Oct 28, 2004
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  2. Rodney R. Fournier [MVP], Oct 28, 2004
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  3. Kai

    Kai Guest

    Thank you for the answer.
    My problem is, that the new cluster is already on new hardware and has
    installed Windows 2003
    How do i get the two servers "together"?
    Thx in advance
    Kai, Nov 9, 2004
  4. Rodney R. Fournier [MVP], Nov 10, 2004
  5. Kai

    Kai Guest

    Hi Rod,

    on the old Cluster we have more or less standard: DHCP, DNS, Printer Queues,
    WINS and
    File Server.
    DNS, WINS and DHCP isn´t so much the Problem. What the Problem seems to be
    the Printer Queues. I found the "Printer Migrating 3.1" from MS, which works
    fine, except that after the tool ran, the queues are not visible in the Net.
    I found the Cluster tools on ResKit 2000 to migrate resources and printers,
    but i don´t know if it really works, since it is designed for NT4 and 2000 (?)
    Do you know any smooth way and /or tool for the printer queues?

    Thank you in advance
    Kai, Nov 10, 2004
  6. Rodney R. Fournier [MVP], Nov 11, 2004
  7. Hi Kai,

    Have you tried using Clustool as indicated in the article below?

    278455 How to set up a clustered print server

    You can also use the Clustool utility from the Resource Kit to migrate
    previously existing printer queues on a server to a clustered server. After
    that, use the Print Migrate utility to migrate the printer drivers. For best
    results, avoid having multiple servers configured to communicate directly
    with the same printer.

    Hope this helps,
    Mike Rosado
    Windows 2000 MCSE + MCDBA
    Microsoft Enterprise Platform Support
    Windows NT/2000/2003 Cluster Technologies

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    Mike Rosado [MSFT], Nov 11, 2004
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