migrate domain controller to new hardware


J

jason

I need to install a new server that will replace an
existing Windows 2000 server, that acts as the only domain
controller. What steps do I need to take to ensure that I
get the new computer acting as the domain controller,
allowing me to retire the old one gracefully?

Thanks
 
Ad

Advertisements

R

R Dunn

You'll need to install that server as a BDC, use dcpromo to promote it to
the new PDC, then demote your PDC to BDC.

This of course is a simplistic description, but I'm sure some of the other
professionals here would have a more accurate process.

Here's a good article: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=238369

You can also check sites like www.labmice.com for some great information.

Good luck!

Rob
 
J

jason

Thanks for the info. This is pretty much the process that
I was going to do - but I wasn't sure if there were any
other things to watch out for. Having a second opinion
makes me more comfortable with it.

Jason
 
Ad

Advertisements

S

SaltPeter

jason said:
I need to install a new server that will replace an
existing Windows 2000 server, that acts as the only domain
controller. What steps do I need to take to ensure that I
get the new computer acting as the domain controller,
allowing me to retire the old one gracefully?

Thanks
Keep the old server running, install and promote the new server as a second
DC. There is no such thing as a PDC and a BDC in the W2K network
architecture. You do have 5 FSMO roles that you need to transfer before
demoting the old server.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=255690
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top