Options for migration and phase out...

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Bill, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    Hello all. I'm begining my planning for bringing up a
    new 2003 DC within a 2000 enviornment. I have one 2k DC
    and one 2k "BDC". I will be building a new 2003 Server
    that I would like to take over as the Master DC, and then
    demote my current DC and keep my "BDC" as just that (this
    is nothing more than a desktop running my AD, etc).
    What is the best way to do this:
    1. Run adprep on the current 2k DC's, and then introduce
    the 2003 Server and demote my "PDC"?
    2. Upgrade my two DC's to 2003, introduce the new 2003
    Server, and then demote my current "PDC"?

    Which one would be better and why?

    Thanks in advance...
    Bill, Jul 21, 2004
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  2. Hi Bill,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    You need to run ADprep tool to extend the AD schema not matter you upgrade
    the Windows 2000 DC to Windows 2003 or add Windows 2003 DC in domain.

    I recommend that you refer to the following articles for detailed

    How to upgrade Windows 2000 domain controllers to Windows Server 2003

    In addition, if you would like to demote the original DC, please make sure
    that you move all the FSMO roles to other DC before you demote it.

    HOW TO: View and Transfer FSMO Roles in Windows Server 2003

    Have a nice day!

    Bob Qin
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    Microsoft Corporation

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jul 22, 2004
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