[windows2000] Re: Active directory conversions

  • From: "Sullivan, Glenn" <GSullivan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2003 11:31:58 -0400

Because Upgrade Installs are evil.

I could go into more detail, but it would take too long.

Glenn Sullivan, MCSE+I  MCDBA
David Clark Company Inc. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Beckett [mailto:Bill.Beckett@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 11:23 AM
To: 'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Active directory conversions


Seems a bit overkill to me. Why not just build a BDC, synch it and then take
it off line. Do your migration and if something goes sideways, bring it back
online and promote it.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig Gauss [SMTP:GauCra@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 11:21 AM
> To:   'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
> Subject:      [windows2000] Re: Active directory conversions
> 
> This is what the instructor of our AD class told us is a good way to do
> it,
> just want to check if I may be missing anything:
> 
> 1 - Build a temporary box as a NT4.0 BDC
> 2 - Promote the temporary box to a PDC
> 3 - Check replication 
> 4 - Upgrade the temporary box to Windows 2k or 2k3
> 5 - Wipe out one of the existing NT4.0 BDC's and set it up from scratch
> with
> 2k or 2k3 as a member server
> 6 - Run DCPROMO on the member server
> 7 - Transfer the 5 roles to this newly promoted machine 
> 8 - Demote the temporary box and remove it
> 
> 
> Does this sound like a good start?
> 
> Right now I have the temp box setup as a NT4.0 BDC.
> I have 6 servers I need to bring into this newly formed W2k AD structure
> when all is said and done.
> 
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