advice needed - ditching win2k server for a new win2k3 server

By dax ·

We have an old win2k DC that we plan to replace with a new shiny Win2k3 DC

I don't have much experience with these OS's, so if I'm confident I can manually install and config the new Win2k3 box to match the settings (DNS, DHCP, user accounts) of the old box, is it just a case of unplugging the old box from the LAN and plugging in the new one ?

The old box is plagued with problems, so I'm loathe to transfer any of these to the new box. Hence my need for a clean break from the old box.

LAN size is only 20 users
The Win2k DC is the only one, and it handles DHCP, DNS and user accounts.

Thanks all

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to advice needed - ditching ...

I assume you are not keeping the old domain or any settings.
1. I suggest you document the old server: lists of users and groups and who's in them. List of Group Policies and what's in them (use the new Group Policy Management tool to get those).
2. You will have to redo all the client machines. Rejoin them to the new domain and set up user profiles as well.

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