New Domain or Forest?

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Emrock Wagner, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. I would like to wipe out my one existing small domain because I do not like
    the name (chicago.city). I want to change the domain to something that is
    more logically associated to the company like (company.local). As I am
    looking around for information on this it seems that I will basically need
    to create a new forest and then use ADMT 2.0 to move the groups, users, and
    machine (including 2000 member servers) accounts. I would appreciate
    anyone's advice, hints, or direction on this topic. I have 2 brand new 2003
    servers ready to go for this exact purpose.
    Thanks in advance.
     
    Emrock Wagner, Jul 27, 2004
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  2. Maybe then upgrade Your domain to the Windows 2003 by joining this
    servers to this domain, replicate Your data, move FSMO roles and other
    functions from Windows 2000 to windows 2003 servers, demote Windows 2000
    severs from DC role, switch domain to windows 2003 level and then rename
    the domain ?
     
    Tomasz Onyszko, Jul 27, 2004
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  3. Hi Emrock,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    Yes, you can use ADMT tool to migrate from the original Windows 2000 domain
    to the new Windows 2003 domain. You need to build the new Windows 2003
    domain with the name of company.local first.

    Please refer to the following documents for more information.

    How to Use Active Directory Migration Tool Version 2 to Migrate from
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=326480

    Domain Migration Cookbook
    <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/deploy/cookboo
    k/cookintr.asp>

    Support WebCast: Domain Migration Using the Microsoft Active Directory
    Migration Tool
    <http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/Webcasts/WC082301/wcblurb082301.a
    sp>.

    Restructuring Active Directory Domains Between Forests
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/all/deploy
    guide/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/windowsserv/2003/all/de
    ployguide/en-us/dssbi_reer_overview.asp

    Have a nice day!

    Regards,
    Bob Qin
    Product Support Services
    Microsoft Corporation

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jul 28, 2004
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