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  • Switching from Windows 2000 Server to 2003

    Hi Guys
    We have in our office windows 2000 Server with DC installed. we bought new server 2003 and we need to migrate the DC with all the users information to the new server, what is the best way to do that? or where can i find information how to do that?
    Thanks

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    Re: Switching from Windows 2000 Server to 2003

    You need to upgrade the 2000 schema and then dcpromo the 2003 box into the network. Install DNS on it and make sure it has replicated fully.
    you can then make sure all of your data etc is copied (if you are removing the 2000 box) and dcpromo the 2000 box back out.

    Common Mistakes When Upgrading a Windows 2000 Domain To a Windows 2003 Domain
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555040


    Operations that are performed by the Adprep.exe utility when you add a Windows Server 2003 domain controller to a Windows 2000 domain or forest
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;309628
    cheers
    Andy

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    • #3
      Re: Switching from Windows 2000 Server to 2003

      thank you for the information
      do you know where i can find specific steps of what i need to do exactly?
      Avi

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      • #4
        Re: Switching from Windows 2000 Server to 2003

        http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325379 is a start
        cheers
        Andy

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