Replace old 2000 domain controler that's running Exchange 2003 with new 2003 box

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Jim Janota, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. Jim Janota

    Jim Janota Guest

    I am replaceing an old Windows 2000 domain controler
    that's running Exchange 2003. And the web server. I will
    be removing the old machine. I would like to end up with
    the new unit to have the same IP and name as the one that
    it is replacing if that's reasonable. The new machine
    has Windows Server 2003. Just want to replace the
    hardware, tranfer all the info. What steps do I need to

    There are 2 Windows 2000 domain controlers on our LAN. 1
    Domain, 250 drops, 650 users if that's of any help
    Jim Janota, Jun 29, 2004
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  2. Hi Jim,

    This newsgroup is mainly for migration issues on the operating system side.
    Therefore, to better address this migration issue, you are welcome to
    submit a post in our Exchange related newsgroups to design a smooth
    upgrade/migration plan.

    In this thread, I will do my best to help you on the OS side. We can follow
    these steps:

    0. Make a full back up for the current domain.
    1. Demote the old Win2K DC.
    2. Make the demoted DC offline.
    3. Check the DNS and WINS database to remove the records for the old DC.
    4. Run adprep /forestprep and adprep /domainprep on the existing Win2K DC.
    5. Run DCPROMO on the Win2K3 server to promote it to a DC.

    More information can be found at:

    If anything is unclear, please feel free to let me know.


    William Wang
    Microsoft Online Support Engineer

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    William Wang[MSFT], Jun 29, 2004
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