Migrate SBS2000 to New Server SBS2003  
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Kirbster650





PostPosted: Thu Aug 12 11:39:04 CDT 2004 Top

SBS >> Migrate SBS2000 to New Server SBS2003

Hi all,

Need some info regarding the process of migrating from SBS2000 to SBS2003 on
a new server. My scenario is as follows:
Currently running an old Dell server that was an SBS4.5 install that was
upgraded to SBS2000. There is a DC in a remote office that connects via a
demand dial VPN connection that is also running ISA 2000.

My question is this; can I simply add the new server as an AD Domain
controller, set the new server as the PDC and then remove the old server
(obviously after transfering all data)? Will this keep all the
configurations currently in place for the remote server; eg Demand Dial VPN,
AD Site Link etc ?

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
George

Information Technology422  
 
 
Marina





PostPosted: Thu Aug 12 11:39:04 CDT 2004 Top

SBS >> Migrate SBS2000 to New Server SBS2003 Hi George,

Have a look at the migrationpapers:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/sbs/upgrade/default.mspx


--
Regards,

Marina
Microsoft SBS-MVP



> Hi all,
>
> Need some info regarding the process of migrating from SBS2000 to SBS2003
on
> a new server. My scenario is as follows:
> Currently running an old Dell server that was an SBS4.5 install that was
> upgraded to SBS2000. There is a DC in a remote office that connects via a
> demand dial VPN connection that is also running ISA 2000.
>
> My question is this; can I simply add the new server as an AD Domain
> controller, set the new server as the PDC and then remove the old server
> (obviously after transfering all data)? Will this keep all the
> configurations currently in place for the remote server; eg Demand Dial
VPN,
> AD Site Link etc ?
>
> Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
> George


 
 
GeorgeS





PostPosted: Thu Aug 12 19:31:02 CDT 2004 Top

SBS >> Migrate SBS2000 to New Server SBS2003 Hi Marina,

Thanks for your reply. I have read the whitepapers however do have another
question:
Is it possible to run the /forestprep and /domainprep commands to extend the
schema for 2003 on the existing SBS2000 then promote the new server prior to
completing the SBS 2003 install (ie when it only has Server 2003 installed)
to an AD DC and then finishing the SBS install?
I did read somewhere that this was possible when migrating a Windows 2000
network to Windows 2003 - or was I mistaken.

Look forward to your reply
George S




> Hi George,
>
> Have a look at the migrationpapers:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/sbs/upgrade/default.mspx
>
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Marina
> Microsoft SBS-MVP
>


> > Hi all,
> >
> > Need some info regarding the process of migrating from SBS2000 to SBS2003
> on
> > a new server. My scenario is as follows:
> > Currently running an old Dell server that was an SBS4.5 install that was
> > upgraded to SBS2000. There is a DC in a remote office that connects via a
> > demand dial VPN connection that is also running ISA 2000.
> >
> > My question is this; can I simply add the new server as an AD Domain
> > controller, set the new server as the PDC and then remove the old server
> > (obviously after transfering all data)? Will this keep all the
> > configurations currently in place for the remote server; eg Demand Dial
> VPN,
> > AD Site Link etc ?
> >
> > Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
> > George
>
>
>
 
 
Jeff





PostPosted: Thu Aug 12 22:04:05 CDT 2004 Top

SBS >> Migrate SBS2000 to New Server SBS2003 You can run the ADprep on an SBS 2000.
You can add a Win2K or Win2003 DC to an SBS domain.
You can shift everything over to the new server from the SBS as you
describe, if you know how.
SBS will allow you to take an enterprise transition approach.

That process is technical, it can work, and it can also go wrong. I've
discussed on other threads that I've written some documentation on this to
be released soon, but it's under review by MS at the moment for technical
considerations and for the possibility of MS supporting the process itself
in an official manner. At this time, this process is NOT a supported upgrade
path, and I've not seen it documented publicly, but I've done it myself and
know a number of others who have completed it successfully.




> Hi Marina,
>
> Thanks for your reply. I have read the whitepapers however do have
another
> question:
> Is it possible to run the /forestprep and /domainprep commands to extend
the
> schema for 2003 on the existing SBS2000 then promote the new server prior
to
> completing the SBS 2003 install (ie when it only has Server 2003
installed)
> to an AD DC and then finishing the SBS install?
> I did read somewhere that this was possible when migrating a Windows 2000
> network to Windows 2003 - or was I mistaken.
>
> Look forward to your reply
> George S
>
>

>
> > Hi George,
> >
> > Have a look at the migrationpapers:
> > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/sbs/upgrade/default.mspx
> >
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Marina
> > Microsoft SBS-MVP
> >


> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > Need some info regarding the process of migrating from SBS2000 to
SBS2003
> > on
> > > a new server. My scenario is as follows:
> > > Currently running an old Dell server that was an SBS4.5 install that
was
> > > upgraded to SBS2000. There is a DC in a remote office that connects
via a
> > > demand dial VPN connection that is also running ISA 2000.
> > >
> > > My question is this; can I simply add the new server as an AD Domain
> > > controller, set the new server as the PDC and then remove the old
server
> > > (obviously after transfering all data)? Will this keep all the
> > > configurations currently in place for the remote server; eg Demand
Dial
> > VPN,
> > > AD Site Link etc ?
> > >
> > > Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
> > > George
> >
> >
> >