michasioMemberSep 26, 2016 at 12:25 am #166610
May I ask You for help. I need to upgrade hardware and install W2k8 R2. At this moment I have DC on W2k3 SBS. If there are any problems during the migration from 2k3 SBS to 2008?
I saw many movies “how to”. But 99% movies is about migration from w2k3 (not SBS) to 2008 R2.
As I know I cannot restore system state on W2k8 ,so i need to add new DC to existing domain and move roles to the new server. Am I wrong????
Last question, if i want to stay wint w2k3 and move to the same hardware but different hard drivers (bigger hdd) and restore from system state . Is it possible??
OssianModeratorSep 26, 2016 at 12:47 am #191367
Roughly: add 2008R2 member server and promote to DC then move the FSMOs and decommission the SBS. IIRC (and its been a long time now) once you move the FSMOs you have a fairly short window to complete the process.
Restoring to new/bigger drives is easy enough – if you have hardware RAID on the SBS, you can do it by replacing drives one at a time, otherwise backup/restore will work
rajeshplMemberSep 26, 2016 at 2:12 am #391511
Thank You. One question regarding migration. If i will decide to change my OS to W2k8 can I change ip and name? I wolud like to use old IP and old server name.
When I will make migration to W2k8 and i will leave new DC name and IP addr , I’m not sure if all computer will update information about new DC.
OssianModeratorSep 26, 2016 at 4:27 am #191368
The new DC will have a different name and IP, but you can change both after retiring the original SBS
You should also have a look at DFS so your clients connect to file shares in a DFS root rather than directly to a server – that will benefit you later
rajeshplMemberApr 04, 2017 at 11:30 am #391517
it is high time to start migration…
I wonder if I can remove one drive and insert bigger. When repliaction will be done I will inset second new disk and remove old, smaller hdd…
Can I do this?
Let’s say I will install new OS on new server. Can I move Ad objects from old DC to new one?
Last question is: Did anyone use ‘swing migration tool’. ? How does it work? There is some tool or some technicians will support migration?
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