Active-Directory & Small Business server 2000

  • From: soso bobo <soso20052006_4@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 10:50:41 -0800 (PST)

Dear All, 
i have here Big Problem, i have one server from Dell, its installed on it Small 
Business server 2000 .
this server is  Domain Controller and also has ISA Server 2000 , and Exchange 
2000 on it . 

i have here 25 users connect to this server and 8 of them are under workgroup 
and the rest under My Domain. ( 17 users ).
The Original CD For Small Business Server2000 is not with us at all and also 
the Exchange 2000 CD's and ISA Server CD.
we are going to Return this Server Back to the Company.
so i want to have my users still connected to the network and able to send & 
Receive Messages from the E-mail  after  i  take out this server from the 
if i take it out the old server, my users will be anuable to browsing Internet 
& Send & Receive E-mails. 
and if i installed another New one with new domain , they will lose the Profile 
settings for them .
the main thing that , i do not want to Formate every PC here in my network and 
create another domain and join all of the users to the new domain because they 
will lose the Profile settings and also some of them are out side country and 
they will not comeback before 3 monthes. 

for that , i am thinking of something, instead of Formate the new Server and 
put another O.S which is Advanced server 2000 SP4, i am thinking of something .
what is that :-
while the old server is still connected on the Network i will do the following 
1-Bring new Server.
2-install on it Advanced server 2000 SP4.
3-join this Server to the Domain.
4-Run DCPROMO on it .
5-Make another Domain Controller in the same domain.
6-Go to the First Doamin Controller and open Active Directory users and 
computer .
7-Choose connect to the First Domain Controoler.
8-Change the Operation Master of the first DC to be on the Seconde D.C.
( RID Master , PDC , DNM ).
9- go to Active directory Sites and services .
10-under the default first site name choose the seconde server ( Seconde Domain 
Controoler and Make him is Global Catalog ) .
i mean take the global catalog from the old server to be on the seconde server .
11-Shutdown the First server.
12-disconnect it from the Network & Return Back to the Comapny.
13- formate the old one and Install on it Advanced server 2000 SP4 and make the 
same steps to reurn it back to the first domain Controoler . 
dear All , my question is , do you think there will be conflict with me because 
i have Small Business server 2000 and i will use Advanced server 2000 SP4 . 
if there is conflict, can you Recommennd solution for my situation ,,  because 
i weant to take out this Fucking Small Business server 2000 and work on the 
original Advanced server 2000. and without deleting or creatre another Profile 
for the users on my network, it will be very defecult for them to do that or 
accept it . 
Please Advice me for Solution .
Best Regards,

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