Migrating Win2k->Win2k3 ( Transfer FSMO ) ??

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Martin Panggabean, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. Hi All,

    A problem was arise when I tried to Migrate my one and only server Win2k
    to Win2k3. This what I've done :
    - Provide a temporary server. ( Win2k3 Installed as Additional Domain
    Controller, DNS and Gateway IP pointed to the current server running
    Win2k ).
    - Transfer FSMO Roles to Temporary Server ( Win2k3 ).

    Then I tried if everything has perfectly done and will work as supposed by
    disconnecting the Win2k Server ( not demoted yet ) and connecting from
    client. But the client ( Win 98 ) wasn't able to connect to the temporary
    server with the error message pop-up like " Cannot find domain ". I tried
    from the client running Win XP and it did logged in but it can't access the
    temporary server. The only thing I've not yet done was to change the Defaul
    Gateway IP and Preferred DNS to itself as I did with the Win2k. Some advise
    it needs to demote the Win2k, but I really worried if I do so it will bring
    serious problem.

    Any suggestion and advise will be appreciated.

    Thank You,

    [email protected]
    Martin Panggabean, Dec 15, 2006
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  2. Martin Panggabean

    myweb Guest

    Hello Martin,

    If i understand your right, the 2003 server is pointing with DNS to the not
    connected 2000 DNS?Then DNS won't work properly. Change it to point to itself
    and your default gateway. Even you have to change the DNS server entry for
    your client NIC to the 2003 server. Then try again.

    Best regards

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    myweb, Dec 15, 2006
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