Moving Windows 2000 server and Exchange 2000 Server to new server

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by wahid, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. wahid

    wahid Guest

    Hi all,

    I would like to moving windows 2000 server and exchange 2000 to a new server
    and keep everything the same. This is the domain controller. Does anyone
    know how I should go about doing this?

    Thanks
     
    wahid, Dec 9, 2004
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  2. If you still want to install win2k on another machine, use the following
    process:
    1. Install win2k on your new machine and join it to the win2k domain.
    2. Promote win2k3 to be a backup DC. This process will replicate
    user/computer accounts from 2k to 2k3.
    3. Install AD-integrated DNS on 2k3, this process will auto
    replicate DNS from 2k to 2k3.

    4. Move Global Catalog
    5. Switch FSMO Roles to new server.

    If you want to install win2k3 server on new machine, use the process below:
    1. Run Adprep /forestprep, Adprep /domainprep on win2k server.
    2. Install win2k3 on your new machine and join it to the win2k
    domain.
    3. Promote win2k3 to be a backup DC. This process will replicate
    user/computer accounts from 2k to 2k3.
    4. Install AD-integrated DNS on 2k3, this process will auto
    replicate DNS from 2k to 2k3.

    5. Move Global Catalog
    6. Switch FSMO Roles to new server.

    More information , please refer to the following link:
    How to upgrade Windows 2000 domain controllers to Windows Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=325379

    After that, you can install Exchange 2k3 on teh new server and perform
    Exchange migration process. About the Exchange migration process, please
    post the question to microsoft.public.exchange.setup newsgroup. The
    Exchange guy will provide more info on this.

    HTH!



    Best regards,

    Rebecca Chen

    MCSE2000 MCDBA CCNA


    Microsoft Online Partner Support
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    Rebecca Chen [MSFT], Dec 10, 2004
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  3. wahid

    Jim Williams Guest

    Rebecca,

    After reviewing this post and the referenced article I understand what must
    be done to move AD in win2k DC to win2k3 DC, but let me ask is this process
    going to be the same or similar going from win2k server + exchange 2000 >>>
    win2kSBS?

    Jim
     
    Jim Williams, Dec 27, 2004
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  4. wahid

    Jim Williams Guest

    Correction: moving items to Win2003SBS not Win2000SBS
     
    Jim Williams, Dec 27, 2004
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  5. Hi Jim,

    In order to keep the thread clean, please open up a new thread to discuss
    this issue.

    Just for your reference, yes, we are able to upgrade Windows 2000 Server
    directly to Windows Small Business Server 2003, Standard Edition or Premium
    Edition.

    For more inforation, please refer to the following KB article:

    810613 Supported Paths for Upgrading to Windows Server 2003 or to Windows
    Small

    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=810613

    As a reminder, please perform a complete backup before the upgrade for
    recovery purposes.


    Best regards,

    Rebecca Chen

    MCSE2000 MCDBA CCNA


    Microsoft Online Partner Support
    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

    =====================================================

    When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
    that others may learn and benefit from your issue.

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    Rebecca Chen [MSFT], Dec 28, 2004
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