Move 2003 Server/2003 Exchange to new hardware

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by parker, Jun 16, 2005.

  1. parker

    parker Guest

    Hi, I have a server that is running 2003 server and 2003 Exchange.
    I have to move this to new hardware and saw articles explaining different
    parts of the migration but am i going to be able to move everything I have?
    Also, I would like to keep the same name and IP.
    We only have 6 users.
    This server runs dhcp, dns, file/print, and evreything in between.


    Thanks a bunch!
    Parker Gates
     
    parker, Jun 16, 2005
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  2. Hello,

    Thanks for your post.

    I understand you have a server that is running 2003 server and 2003
    Exchange and now you want to move this to new hardware. Also, you need to
    keep the same name and IP. This server runs dhcp, dns, file/print. If I
    have misunderstood, please feel free to let me know.

    Based on your current situation, you can use the following process to move
    the original win2k3 server to new hardware:

    1. Backup the whole win2k3 system to a network share or a tape in case you
    need to restore the data.

    2. If you have additional DC in Win2k3 domain, please transfer DNS, DHCP,
    WINS etc from win2k3 to additional DC. If haven't, we need to install an
    additional Win2k3 DC and then transfer those services. Related to how to
    setup an additional DC, please refer to:

    Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up Additional Domain Controllers
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/
    directory/activedirectory/stepbystep/addomcon.mspx

    Add DHCP role to the new server, please refer to the following KB:
    How to move a DHCP database from a computer that is running Windows NT
    Server 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows Server 2003 to a computer that is
    running Windows Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;325473

    About move DNS, refer to:
    323383 How To Replace the Current Primary DNS Server with a New Primary DNS
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=323383

    Migrate WINS Database from Win2k3 to Win2k3 just as Win2k to Win2k3, please
    refer to:
    How to migrate a WINS Database from Windows 2000-based WINS server to a
    Windows 2003-based WINS server
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;875419

    3. Transfer File by using FSMT tool:

    Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit FSMT Site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/upgrading/nt4/tooldocs/msfsc.mspx

    Overview of the Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit white paper of FSMT
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/upgrading/nt4/tooldocs/msfst_over
    view.mspx

    4. Transfer Print, you can use the Windows Print Migrator, a tool you can
    download from here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9b9f2925-cbc9-44da-
    b2c9-ffdbc46b0b17&DisplayLang=en

    Print Migrator 3.1
    http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2003/techinfo/overview/printmigrator3.
    1.mspx

    5. Make additional Win2k3 DC as the Global Catalog.
    Configure a domain controller as a global catalog server (Windows Server
    2003)
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/proddocs/stan
    dard/msmqconcepts/msmq_inst_set_gc.asp

    6. Transfer FSMO from original Win2k3 to additional Win2k3 DC
    255690 - HOW TO View and Transfer FSMO Roles in the Graphical User
    Interface:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;255690&Product=win20
    00#4

    7. Take win2k3 offline and run win2k3 for a period of time to make sure it
    is functional.

    The question related how to transfer Exchange 2003 to new hardware, you'd
    better contact to Exchange queue in Microsoft.public.exchange. Meanwhile,
    I would like provide a KB article described this:
    How to move Exchange 2003 to new hardware and keep the same server name
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822945

    I know there are many materials above and please take your time in reading
    them. If there is anything unclear, please feel free to let me know. I'm
    very glad to help you.

    Thanks & Regards

    Amanda Wang [MSFT]

    Microsoft Online Partner Support

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    Amanda Wang [MSFT], Jun 17, 2005
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  3. Hello,

    I would correct my previous reply on transfer files from one server to
    another in one domain. FSMT is used between domains, therefore, about
    transfer files in one domain, we can use robocopy.exe to achieve the goal:

    For NTFS permissions, we can use the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit tool
    robocopy.exe with the "/SEC" switch to copy the folders with their NTFS
    permissions.

    Give a robocopy example here:
    Robocopy source destination [file [file]¡­]

    Source: Source Directory <drive:\path or \\server\share\path>.
    Destination: Destination Dir <drive:\path or \\server\share\path>.
    File: File<s> to copy <names/wildcards: default is ¡°*.*¡±>.

    You can download robocopy.exe from:
    Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-
    96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en

    About how to use robocopy tool, please refer to the following KB article,
    it is also apply to Windows 2003
    How to Use Robocopy to Copy Security Information Without Copying Any File
    Data
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;323275

    HTH!

    Thanks & Regards

    Amanda Wang [MSFT]

    Microsoft Online Partner Support

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    Amanda Wang [MSFT], Jun 17, 2005
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