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active directory to different hardware

By aben16 ·
Can someone suggest any information on how to move a Windows 2000 server (running Active directory and mixed mode)to a different hardware in a fast and safe way.
The domain controller is also a DNS server, DHCP server and WINS server.
would it be possible to keep the same name of the domain controller?

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by CG IT In reply to active directory to diffe ...

Are you asking if you took the HDD out and moved it into another computer replacing the HDD in the new computer? Not quite sure exactly what your question is when you refer to "different hardware".

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by CG IT In reply to active directory to diffe ...

you can, yes. There will be some services that fail to start [because of having to load new motherboard drivers, chipsets, LAN card drivers, and so on. But once you get the hardware drivers loaded up and "tweak" the new machine, you shouldn't have any problems.

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by CG IT In reply to active directory to diffe ...

note: I would do this at a time that the network can be down [completely offline] for a couple of hours.

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by CG IT In reply to active directory to diffe ...

Note: my answer assumes that what your doing is getting a latest and greatest box [including a new hard drive] and you want to transfer what's in the old drive to the new one. I would move the old NIC(s) to the new box.

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by aben16 In reply to active directory to diffe ...

I would like to put another powerful machine instead. Not only changing HDD.

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