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  • Replacing the DC

    Hello Everyone!

    I have been thinking about this issue for a while and finally decided to post in this forum.

    I currently have a Dell PowerEdge 700 with MS Windows 2003 Standard Edition running as the DC, with DHCP and DNS.

    I am planning to replace the hardware with a new Dell PowerEdge 2800 running MS windows 2003 standard edition server but wish to retain the exact setup, in a sense it is sort of a migration to a new hardware with all users, rights, shares, dhcp, dns everything moved to the new setup. I then want to re-use the old server for other purposes. I would be happy if someone could guide me on what steps need to be considered before doing this and if possible point me to a step-by-step procedure that i can use to replace my existing hardware with the new one.

    I have already done a lot of searches on the web and found none that really talks about my scenario (probably my searches were weak). I am expexting someone from this expert forums will provide me with a solution.

    Regards,
    Dilson

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    Re: Replacing the DC

    1. Install new Win 2003 on the new server.
    2. Backup the old server + Promote the server as new DC.
    3. Make the new DC as GC.
    4. Reboot.
    5. Install DNS server service on the new server and
    set the settings of the new DC to point it self as DNS.
    6. Install DHCP and migrate DHCP from old server to the new one.
    7. Migrate files/shares by using Microsoft file migration utility.
    8. Move FSMO to the new server.
    9. Uncheck the old DC fuction as GC and reboot.
    10. Demote the old DC to member server.
    11. Format the old server.

    There lots information on how to in the web.

    Regards,

    Yuval
    Best Regards,

    Yuval Sinay

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

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    • #3
      Re: Replacing the DC

      Thanks Yuval,

      I am not a pro, still learning, so didnt understand what GC stands for. Could you clarify?

      If you could either point me to some step-by-step sites or atleast let me know what are the keywords to use in a search engine to get my required results i would be greatfull.

      Thanks once again for your support.

      Regards,
      Dilson

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      • #4
        Re: Replacing the DC

        GC = Global Catalogue

        For step by step instructions you can't get any better than Train Signal It is well worth a mouse click.
        1 1 was a racehorse.
        2 2 was 1 2.
        1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
        2 2 1 1 2

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        • #5
          Re: Replacing the DC

          Please review:

          http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;555549

          Regards,

          Yuval
          Best Regards,

          Yuval Sinay

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

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