How to? ... AD upgrade strategy and steps

By dlindie ·
In Tampa - We have an NT Domain named - 1 NT PDC /Exchange server for email... 2 NT BDC/APP Servers - several NT and 2000/2003 member servers running mission critical applications. Unfortunately moving these servers off of NT is not an option ATM.

New office in remote city - AD Domain named -
3x 2003 domain servers / Exchange server for

The domains see each other through openings in their firewalls but there are no trusts.

just got a new 2003/Exchange 2007 server - domain not assigned.

Have to upgrade to AD and collapse everything to either the existing domain or create a 1.local domain encompassing all and email (under

What would be the proper steps to intergrate/update this enterprise with minimal service interruptions?

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Download ADMT from Microsort and read the documentation

by ManiacMan In reply to How to? ... AD upgrade st ...

ADMT is your best option to accomplish what you want. If you're not knowledgeable or comfortable with doing this, as there are risks involved if you don't know what you're doing, I'd strongly recommend hiring a Windows migration consultant to do this for you.

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