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  • Migrating from one Windows Server 2003 to an other one (migration to a new server).

    Hi everyone.
    I will have to migrate my Windows Server 2003 from my old server to my brand new PowerEdge 2800.
    I can't find any documentation (on this excellent site, the Microsoft KB...) on the procedure step-by-step of doing that migration, and the best technique for renaming the server, transferring the FSMO roles etc....
    I heard there are problems in transferring the roles after applying the the SP1 for WS2K3.
    Did anyone perform a migration between 2 WS2K3 SP1 servers lately, and what was your procedure ?

    Thanks for your advices.

    Marc

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    Re: Migrating from one Windows Server 2003 to an other one (migration to a new server).

    What is bad to add new DC + GC + DNS on the new server.. Move to it the FSMO, Demote the old server and rename the server name?
    If this server wouldnt contain Exchange/Certificate server before the rename process you shouldnt have real reason to worry (without a nice backup/image to the old server)

    1. Install new server with static IP.
    2. Setup it as new domain controller and reboot.

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pr...dde3072f38.mspx

    3. Setup the server as global catalog server and reboot.

    http://www.petri.com/configure_a_...bal_catalog.htm

    4. Setup DNS server on the new server.

    * You do it from add/remove programs.

    5. Setup clients to use the new server as secondary DNS server.
    Best Regards,

    Yuval Sinay

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuval14, Blog: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/yuval14

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