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    Hi:

    I am running a windows NT box that is the Secondary controller and is acting as the DNS server and DHCP server for our network.

    We have a Windows 2000 server that is the PDC (Active Directory)

    I will be changing these 2 servers out and replacing them with server 2003.

    I have read and am pretty sure that i understand the following that was posted in the sticky.

    1. Build Windows 2003 server and add it as a member server to to the domain. Install other services as required i.e. DNS, DHCP etc
    2. Run forest prep and doman prep (http://www.petri.com/windows_2003_adprep.htm) ** Remember if your using R2 to use the i386 on CD2 **
    3. DCpromo the server so it's an additional DC in your domain and wait for replication.
    4. Check DC is fine by running netdiag and dcdiag from the resource kit
    5. Make DC a Global catalogue (http://www.petri.com/configure_a_n...al_catalog.htm)
    6. Transfere FSMO roles from old DC to new DC (http://www.petri.com/transferring_fsmo_roles.htm)
    7. Migrate data from old DC to new DC
    8. Run in parallel for a few days to ensure everything is OK
    9. Switch off old DC for a few weeks to ensure new DC is fine and all data has been migrated across.
    10. DCPromo old DC so it's removed from the domain with no issues
    11. Sit back and wait for the pay rise and bonus at christmas.

    Where i am confused is what do i do with the NT box. When i run the following
    ADPrep /forestprep and ADPrep /domainprep is this going to affect the NT box and the roles that it plays now.

    Should i switch dns and DHCp to the windows 2k box and power down the NT Box

    suggestions greatly appreciated

    thanks

  • #2
    Re: Questions for upgrading new domain servers

    Originally posted by moffl View Post

    Should i switch dns and DHCp to the windows 2k box and power down the NT Box

    thanks
    Those instructions look very very familiar

    Yes - I would personally migrate all of the roles from the NT box to either the W2K box or a new W2K DC box (Just for backup purposes)

    After that, it should be easier to migrate to 2003.

    Any other question then just let us know

    Thanks

    Michael
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    • #3
      Re: Questions for upgrading new domain servers

      Originally posted by moffl View Post
      Hi:

      I am running a windows NT box that is the Secondary controller and is acting as the DNS server and DHCP server for our network.

      We have a Windows 2000 server that is the PDC (Active Directory)

      I will be changing these 2 servers out and replacing them with server 2003.

      I have read and am pretty sure that i understand the following that was posted in the sticky.

      1. Build Windows 2003 server and add it as a member server to to the domain. Install other services as required i.e. DNS, DHCP etc
      2. Run forest prep and doman prep (http://www.petri.com/windows_2003_adprep.htm) ** Remember if your using R2 to use the i386 on CD2 **
      3. DCpromo the server so it's an additional DC in your domain and wait for replication.
      4. Check DC is fine by running netdiag and dcdiag from the resource kit
      5. Make DC a Global catalogue (http://www.petri.com/configure_a_n...al_catalog.htm)
      6. Transfere FSMO roles from old DC to new DC (http://www.petri.com/transferring_fsmo_roles.htm)
      7. Migrate data from old DC to new DC
      8. Run in parallel for a few days to ensure everything is OK
      9. Switch off old DC for a few weeks to ensure new DC is fine and all data has been migrated across.
      10. DCPromo old DC so it's removed from the domain with no issues
      11. Sit back and wait for the pay rise and bonus at christmas.

      Where i am confused is what do i do with the NT box. When i run the following
      ADPrep /forestprep and ADPrep /domainprep is this going to affect the NT box and the roles that it plays now.

      Should i switch dns and DHCp to the windows 2k box and power down the NT Box

      suggestions greatly appreciated

      thanks
      That looks prety much what you should be doing.

      I'm also with Micahel on this.

      Your 2K server will already be running DNS so it should pick up where the NT4 server leaves. It's just a case of setting up DHCP and you should be good to go.

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      • #4
        Re: Questions for upgrading new domain servers

        Hi again:

        Okay i think i am confusing myself.

        As stated before i have a windows NT box as the SDC and a Windows 2000 box as the PDC.

        DNS is set up on both the NT and 2000 boxes.

        DHCP is setup only on the NT Box.

        After reading more articles i believe that i must get rid of the NT box before doing anything.

        if i set up the DNS to operate off of the 2k server than i should be able to shut down the NT box without destroying anything.

        Is this correct

        I have already joined the domain as a member server and gave it a static IP. I have installed dns and DHCP on this 2003 server.

        After doing this i should be able to continue on as i had mentioned in the first thread

        2. Run forest prep and doman prep (http://www.petri.com/windows_2003_adprep.htm) ** Remember if your using R2 to use the i386 on CD2 **
        3. DCpromo the server so it's an additional DC in your domain and wait for replication.
        4. Check DC is fine by running netdiag and dcdiag from the resource kit
        5. Make DC a Global catalogue (http://www.petri.com/configure_a_n...al_catalog.htm)
        6. Transfere FSMO roles from old DC to new DC (http://www.petri.com/transferring_fsmo_roles.htm)
        7. Migrate data from old DC to new DC
        8. Run in parallel for a few days to ensure everything is OK
        9. Switch off old DC for a few weeks to ensure new DC is fine and all data has been migrated across.
        10. DCPromo old DC so it's removed from the domain with no issues

        thanks for your help rather confusing with NT 2k servers and trying to migrate everything to a 2003 server

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        • #5
          Re: Questions for upgrading new domain servers

          I apologize if some of you think i asked the same questions but i am having trouble trying to figure if i do what i had suggested in the last thread that by turning off the NT box i will get myself into a whole pile of you know what

          thanks

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          • #6
            Re: Questions for upgrading new domain servers

            You will need to setup DHCP to work from either the 2000 or 2003 servers. Once you've done this you can check that your clients are only pointing to the 2000 server or the 2003 server for DNS resolution.

            Why not test it first before going full on and removing the NT4 server. Get your 2003 server up and running as a DC on your exisitng domain. Switch off the NT4 box for a coule fo days and see what the reaction is of your staff. If you have no issues then go ahead and remove the NT4 server permanently.

            BTW No questions are lame if you don't know the answer.

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