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Replacing a W2K DC

By clairemjeffrey ·
I need to pull out a W2K domain controller (the first in the domain) and replace with a brand new server. This DC is also the organisation's (only) Exchange server. What is the best way to proceed? I'm thinking bring the new server online and promo it before decommissioning the old one but am unsure what to do with Exchange in particular.

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by quintar51 In reply to Replacing a W2K DC

Regarding the domain controller situation, you can add the new one into the domain, then seize all the roles from the older domain controller. You'll need to use NTDSUTIL for this.

take a look at this article.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q255504

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by Blaine Moore In reply to Replacing a W2K DC

Install the new DC, promote it to be the primary DC, export the exchange database to the new server, and set your clients to look towards the new exchange server.

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by Rabbit_Runner In reply to Replacing a W2K DC

To move your domain controller, you should look at KB article 255690. This will give you a graphical, step by step, method to move all the Domain FSMO's.

Exchange will be a bigger problem. I do not have that answer handy. I will research and let you know later.

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