Replacing Win2K DCs with Win2K3 DCs

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Robert Gordon, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. I apologize if this is a repeat for some of you reading this. I just wanted
    to get a final sanity check before I attempt this migration...

    We are curently running two Win2K native AD controllers.

    DC-1: first AD controller in our domain
    services: Domain Controller, GC server, AD-integrated DNS which is the
    primary for the domain

    DC-2: second AD controller in our domain
    services: Domain Controller, GC server, AD-integreated DNS which is the
    secondary for the domain
    DHCP server using DC-2's DDNS server for updates

    What I want to do is make DC-2 the temporary primary DC in the domain,
    remove DC-1 from AD completely and then wipe that server clean and reinstall
    Win2K3 server on it and reintroduce that server into AD as a domain
    controller. Once DC-1 is back in the domain as a domain controller with the
    same services it had running before, I want to remove DC-2 and do exactly
    the same thing.

    Can someone recommend what the proper steps should be (i.e. when to run
    DCPROMO, moving FSMO rights, etc.) so that I can do this migration with as
    little interference to my users as possible?
     
    Robert Gordon, Sep 27, 2003
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  2. Robert Gordon

    Herb Martin Guest

    What I want to do is make DC-2 the temporary primary DC in the domain,
    reinstall

    Move the single master roles and make DC-2 a GC.

    DCPromo DC1 -- not a DC (DC1).
    Do whatever you want with DC1 -- upgrade to Win2003, DCPromo TO a DC.
    Why?
     
    Herb Martin, Sep 27, 2003
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