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z9squared

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#21512 29-Apr-2008 14:57
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Hi All

very shortly i will be looking at migrating the active directory from one server to another. the server that it is currently sitting on is a Windows Server 2000 set-up and i would like to migrate this information to a windows server 2003 server. are there any tips and tricks or even maybe holes that i need to watch out for before doing this?

i have done all the expected backups and backed up those back ups for "just in case" purposes.

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gehenna
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  #127069 29-Apr-2008 15:19
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This link may be of help to you: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326480

The Active Directory Migration Tool is what you're after from what I'm reading :)

I'm curious though - is the 2003 server an existing server? Or a new one you are going to deploy?  If the latter, have you considered going straight to Server 2008 and bypassing 2003 completely?  There are some spiffy new features in 2008 and it certainly looks a lot more streamlined than 2003.  Worth a look imo

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  #127070 29-Apr-2008 15:22
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Make sure you make a full clone of the system if you are rebuilding/migrating on the same box - so you have a regression path.
Acronis True Image is a wonderful piece of sw for this - www.acronis.com. Looks like you might be doing it to another box anyways

Also make sure you have checked all your media works ok before starting the job...

 
 
 
 


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  #127096 29-Apr-2008 16:30
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I'm curious though - is the 2003 server an existing server? Or a new one you are going to deploy?  If the latter, have you considered going straight to Server 2008 and bypassing 2003 completely?  There are some spiffy new features in 2008 and it certainly looks a lot more streamlined than 2003.  Worth a look imo


we would go the Windows Server 2008 path but Exchange 03 doesnt get along with 08 and also we have a 32bit server so thats the Exchange 07 ideaa out of the question

will definitely look at the AD migration tool!!

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  #127989 2-May-2008 18:09
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You are installing a new Microsoft Windows 2003 R2 server i suppose?
What is running on that Windows 2000 server?
Any exchange? etc....



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