New domain or Upgrade I need some advise

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  1. Cody Lewis

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    My environment:

    Server A:
    Windows 2000 DC
    Schema owner
    Domain Role Owner
    PDC Role
    RID Pool Owner
    DNS
    Global Catalog Server
    Older Hardware Hesitate to upgrade

    Server B:
    Windows 2000 DC
    DNS
    Newer Hardware
    Infrastructure Owner

    Server C:
    Windows 2000 DC
    Global Catalog Server
    WINS
    Older Hardware hesitate to upgrade

    Exchange Server
    Exchange 2000
    Windows 2000

    New DC
    No OS

    New DC
    No OS

    Other Machines
    2003 Server R2 – Runs Goodlink (good.com)
    2003 Server – Intranet
    2000 server SP4 – Mail Store and GL package (asyst)
    2000 Server SP4 – File server – Symantec AV consol
    2000 Server Sp4 – Ghost consol
    2003 Server SP1 – GFI Faxmaker with brook trout card
    2003 Server SP1- Commvault backup
    2003 Server SP1 – Terminal Server
    2003 Server SP1 – Pervasive SQL Custom Front end (MAGIC)
    2003 Server SP1 – SQL server – Application extender
    2003 Server SP1 – File server for application extender

    Problem: Domain_Name has an Underscore in it, and some hardware is older
    I upgraded the same domain from NT4 with hesitation but it did work.

    I think I have two options
    1. Upgrade the original domain, chancing the _ problem. Procedure steps:

    Run Exchange 2003 forest prep
    Run Exchange 2003 domain prep
    Run Windows 2003 ADPrerp/Forestprep
    Run Windows 2003 ADPresr /Domainprep
    Install a new Windows 2003 R2 server and join the domain
    Run DCPromo on the new Windows 2003 R2 server to make it a domain controller
    Then, over time, I can decommission the Windows 2000 DC's and upgrade My
    Exchange 2000 server.

    If this fails then what?

    2. Use the new boxes as 2003 Domain migrate users to new Domain.
    eliminating the old _ domain. (this is a newer idea to me so I do not really
    have procedure steps yet)

    Can I join the 2000 Exchange server to the new domain and use it as it is
    for a while, until I get a new box new CALS etc?

    So with all this said, what is the better road to take, inplace upgrade or
    new Domain?


    Thanks in advance for your input
    Cody
     
    Cody Lewis, Feb 5, 2007
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  2. Cody Lewis

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    110 user, 125 boxes, exchange native mode, Domain in mixed mode.
     
    Cody Lewis, Feb 5, 2007
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  3. Hi,

    I think in-place upgrade could be a good idea. Check following article:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325379

    If you want to build a new domain and migrate all data to new domain, you
    definitely cannot join the Exchange 2000 into new domain directly. You have
    to build Exchange 2003 in the new domain and migrate mailbox consequently.

    Thanks.

    Best regards,

    Vincent Xu
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

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    | My environment:
    |
    | Server A:
    | Windows 2000 DC
    | Schema owner
    | Domain Role Owner
    | PDC Role
    | RID Pool Owner
    | DNS
    | Global Catalog Server
    | Older Hardware Hesitate to upgrade
    |
    | Server B:
    | Windows 2000 DC
    | DNS
    | Newer Hardware
    | Infrastructure Owner
    |
    | Server C:
    | Windows 2000 DC
    | Global Catalog Server
    | WINS
    | Older Hardware hesitate to upgrade
    |
    | Exchange Server
    | Exchange 2000
    | Windows 2000
    |
    | New DC
    | No OS
    |
    | New DC
    | No OS
    |
    | Other Machines
    | 2003 Server R2 – Runs Goodlink (good.com)
    | 2003 Server – Intranet
    | 2000 server SP4 – Mail Store and GL package (asyst)
    | 2000 Server SP4 – File server – Symantec AV consol
    | 2000 Server Sp4 – Ghost consol
    | 2003 Server SP1 – GFI Faxmaker with brook trout card
    | 2003 Server SP1- Commvault backup
    | 2003 Server SP1 – Terminal Server
    | 2003 Server SP1 – Pervasive SQL Custom Front end (MAGIC)
    | 2003 Server SP1 – SQL server – Application extender
    | 2003 Server SP1 – File server for application extender
    |
    | Problem: Domain_Name has an Underscore in it, and some hardware is older
    | I upgraded the same domain from NT4 with hesitation but it did work.
    |
    | I think I have two options
    | 1. Upgrade the original domain, chancing the _ problem. Procedure steps:
    |
    | Run Exchange 2003 forest prep
    | Run Exchange 2003 domain prep
    | Run Windows 2003 ADPrerp/Forestprep
    | Run Windows 2003 ADPresr /Domainprep
    | Install a new Windows 2003 R2 server and join the domain
    | Run DCPromo on the new Windows 2003 R2 server to make it a domain
    controller
    | Then, over time, I can decommission the Windows 2000 DC's and upgrade My
    | Exchange 2000 server.
    |
    | If this fails then what?
    |
    | 2. Use the new boxes as 2003 Domain migrate users to new Domain.
    | eliminating the old _ domain. (this is a newer idea to me so I do not
    really
    | have procedure steps yet)
    |
    | Can I join the 2000 Exchange server to the new domain and use it as it is
    | for a while, until I get a new box new CALS etc?
    |
    | So with all this said, what is the better road to take, inplace upgrade
    or
    | new Domain?
    |
    |
    | Thanks in advance for your input
    | Cody
    |
    |
     
    Vincent Xu [MSFT], Feb 6, 2007
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