Win2000 to Win2003 Adv Server

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Louis, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. Louis

    Louis Guest

    We currently have two DC's one primary DC and another DC
    and one member server. The Main DC is running Windows 2000
    Exchnage and SQL 2000. The other DC is a Term server in
    APP mode, the member is a file & print server.

    We are upgrading to Windows Advanced server and Exchange
    Advanced server. I would like to know in what order to
    start this process and if there are any white papers or KB
    articles for this process.

    Thanks in advance
    Louie
     
    Louis, Aug 3, 2004
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  2. Hi Louie,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    In general, we can first upgrade Exchange 2000 to Exchange server 2003,
    then upgrade Windows 2000 DC to Windows Server 2003.

    You need to run ADprep tool to extend the AD schema before you add Windows
    2003 DC in domain. You can find the detailed information in the article of
    325379.

    How to upgrade Windows 2000 domain controllers to Windows Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=325379

    Here are more documents about upgrading Windows 2000 domain to Windows 2003
    domain.

    Upgrading Windows 2000 Domains to Windows Server 2003 Domains
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/WindowsServ/2003/all/deploy
    guide/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/windowsserv/2003/all/de
    ployguide/en-us/dssbf_upwn_overview.asp

    Upgrading from Windows 2000 Server to Windows Server 2003
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/upgrading/w2k/default.mspx

    Upgrading to Windows Server 2003
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/
    directory/activedirectory/upgadc14.mspx

    As for Exchange server upgrade, I believe the following documents will be
    helpful:

    Exchange 2003 deployment guide
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=77b6d819-c7b3-42d1-
    8fbb-fe6339ffa1ed&DisplayLang=en

    Exchange 2003 Planning Guide
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9fc3260f-787c-4567-
    bb71-908b8f2b980d&DisplayLang=en

    In addition, you can also submit a new post in our Exchange news groups if
    you have any further concern:

    microsoft.public.exchange.admin
    microsoft.public.exchange

    Have a nice day!

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    Bob Qin
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Aug 4, 2004
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  3. Bob,
    Thanks for the quick response.
    I will start downloading the articles this evening and get
    my reading time in. I would like to go over the short list
    to make sure I understand your flow of information.

    1. On the main Win2k box, update Exchange 2000 to 2003
    before updating Windows.

    Here is where I'm a bit confused,
    2.Update the main DC/Exchange box to Windows 2003 Adv or
    should I update the Win2k Term Serv DC first to Win2003
    Adv?

    3.Then update the member server last to Win2003 adv?
    Thanks in advance
    Louie
     
    Louis Schwall, Aug 4, 2004
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  4. Hi Louie,

    Yes, generally, you should run exchange 2003 setup /forestprep and
    /domainprep first. Then, run exchange 2003 setup to install Exchange 2003.

    After you run ADprep tool, you can upgrade each DC as you like. But you
    need to run the adprep /forestprep command on the schema operations master,
    and run the adprep /domainprep command on the infrastructure operations
    master. You can refer to the article of 325379 for the detailed information.

    At last, you can upgrade the member servers to Windows 2003.

    Regards,
    Bob Qin
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Aug 5, 2004
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  5. Louis

    Louie Guest

    Thanks again for all the great work, this is a fantastic
    learning arena and would like to applaude all who take the
    time to keep it going.
    Thanks
    Louie
     
    Louie, Aug 10, 2004
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  6. Our Pleasure!

    Please feel free to post here, if you have any further questions or
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    Bob Qin
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Aug 10, 2004
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