Move separate Forest/Domain into new Forest with Child domain

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by P-Ditty, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. P-Ditty

    P-Ditty Guest

    Have a W2k Domain that is existing and running in W2K native.

    Have New W2k3 Forest running in W2K mode ( we have some existing W2K DC's )

    New W2K3 forest has a root and then a child domain ( i.e. root is and child is )

    Is it possible for me to upgrade the W2K domain to W2K3 and then move it in
    as a child domain under my existing W2K3 Forest? ( i.e. existing child is and old W2K domain that was promoted would be ) ?

    I don't know if that make any sense be let me know if it doesn't and I will
    try to explain again.
    P-Ditty, Oct 18, 2005
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  2. I believe the current w2k domain is a forest by itself, and now you have a
    new froest running w2k3.

    In this scenario, the 2 forest will have their own schema and configuration
    and they are not identical and not able to share among. This is true even you
    upgrade your w2k forest to w2k3. So you are not able to upgrade your w2k and
    join as a child domain in the w2k3 forest.

    There are 2 options you can choose:

    1. Remove the w2k forest by uninstalling the DC and install it in the w2k3
    forest as a child domain.

    2. Upgrade the existing w2k forest to w2k3, raise the 2 w2k3 forests to
    Windows Server 2003 forest functional level, and create a forest trust
    between them. This will allow you to maintain 2 forests yet able to share
    resources between them.

    Wong Tuck Wah, Oct 18, 2005
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  3. P-Ditty

    Paul Bergson Guest

    No each forest has its own FSMO roles and name space, these are not
    sharable. You will need to create a child domain within the new forest and
    use ADMT v2 and move the domain across.;en-us;326480


    Paul Bergson MCT, MCSE, MCSA, CNE, CNA, CCA

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Paul Bergson, Oct 18, 2005
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