Migrating from W2K to W2K3

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Rebecca, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. Rebecca

    Rebecca Guest

    I am migrating (not upgrading) 4 servers (SQL, Web applications, File &
    Print, Development) from Windows Server 2000 to Windows Server 2003 Standard
    Edition. All are member servers (no DCs). We have tons of linked files,
    homegrown web apps, etc. and I would like to retain machine names. I don't
    have spare machines to temporarily move data while doing the clean
    install...are backup tapes/files my only real option(s) to move data around?
    Rebecca, Dec 16, 2005
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  2. You could use a DNS alias to make clients think the server was another

    CNAME, point the DNS record at your new server (providing your data is on
    that server) and then you can rename the new server when happy.
    Arnold Rimmer, Dec 16, 2005
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  3. Rebecca

    Rebecca Guest

    Please forgive my ignorance, but how do I do this?
    Rebecca, Dec 21, 2005
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