NT4 to W2K3

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Baud, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. Baud

    Baud Guest


    Because we have no machines, this is my problem:

    Firts, we migrate a srv, named "NEWSRV" NT4 into W2K3, by this way:
    - installation NT4 in BDC
    - synchronization with the PDC named "OLDSRV" (for the account in the SAM)
    - Disconnection from the lan
    - promotion in PDC then upgrade in W2K3

    This srv will be AD who will be installed during the phase of upgrade. Once
    the ended operations, we would like to upgrade also the "OLDSRV", which is a
    PDC in NT4.

    Question: can we upgrade directly this PDC by connecting it to the NEWSRV or
    do we have to pass trought a new complete installation?

    Thank you
    Baud, Aug 6, 2004
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  2. Hi Baud,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    You need to reinstall the old PDC if you have upgraded another PDC to
    Windows 2003. I would like to recommend that you try these steps.

    Install the "NEWSRV" NT4 BDC.
    Promote it to be PDC. Then the "OLDSRV" will be BDC automatically.
    Perform synchronization in domain.
    Offline the "OLDSRV" as backup.
    Upgrade "NEWSRV" to Windows 2003.
    If everything is ok, then connect the "OLDSRV" to network and perform
    upgrade if you like.

    Have a nice day!

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Aug 9, 2004
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