Is it best to do in place upgrades, or to create new machines (or reuse previous member machines, I guess!), join them and seize roles? Andrew On 09/11/05, Leitman, Ken <ken.leitman@xxxxxxxx> wrote: > > 1) you must go to Windows 2003 SP1 for your DCs. > > 2) If you have remote offices with DCs check rpc settings for timeouts, we > did have some issues with this setting being changed with SP1 > > 3) Verify all hardware drivers with SP1 before you roll it out, some video > and other drivers MUST be upgraded, this was our biggest issue and we had > issues with SCSI, video and network cards > > 4) Start simple with local FSMO servers and make sure you have a plan in > place to move roles around > > We did all of our 54 DCs in about three weeks. Without SP1 we ran into > all sorts of crazy issues, even with all of our testing. > > We use HP servers, but we have seen the same driver problems on eval IBM > and Dell servers when applying SP1 > > Remove any third party software you can before any server upgrades, by > removing the monitoring, AV and backup software, we were able to script an > in place upgrade from W2K to W2K3. > > Plan, test, plan some more and good luck, thankfully this is less complex > than Nt4 à W2K, or initial AD design/implementation, > > kl > > ------------------------------ > > *From:* windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto: > windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Joanne Determann > *Sent:* Wednesday, November 09, 2005 12:00 PM > *To:* windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > *Subject:* [windows2000] Re: Windows 2000 domain upgrade > > First thing I did was determine the compatibly of all my apps and > programs. > > (Although my Websense DC agent doesn't work now even though their support > insisted it was 2003 compatible.) > > Then I made a spread sheet 'server plan' . what server does what and how > it was gonna move things around during the upgrade. > > Now it's in MS project timeline. > > My DC's are done, Terminal Servers ( licensing is a biggy),backup and one > webserver are complete > > Doing Exchange next week. > > ------------------------------ > > *From:* Dave stevens [mailto:london31uk@xxxxxxxxx] > *Sent:* Wednesday, November 09, 2005 11:53 AM > *To:* windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > *Subject:* [windows2000] Windows 2000 domain upgrade > > Hi Guys, > > I have just been tasked with comming up with a detailed plan for our > 2000 domain upgrade to 2003. > > Does anyone have any tips / whitepapers that would help. > > Currently it is a single domain, multiple sites setup we have. Any > suggestions would be helpful. > > Thanks > > Dave > ------------------------------ > > Yahoo! FareChase - Search multiple travel sites in one > click.<http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_ylc=X3oDMTFqODRtdXQ4BF9TAzMyOTc1MDIEX3MDOTY2ODgxNjkEcG9zAzEEc2VjA21haWwtZm9vdGVyBHNsawNmYw--/SIG=110oav78o/**http%3a/farechase.yahoo.com/> > > > ----------------------------------------- > The information contained in this transmission may be privileged and > confidential and is intended only for the use of the person(s) named > above. If you are not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent > responsible > for delivering this message to the intended recipient, any review, > dissemination, > distribution or duplication of this communication is strictly prohibited. > If you are > not the intended recipient, please contact the sender immediately by reply > e-mail > and destroy all copies of the original message. Please note that we do not > accept > account orders and/or instructions by e-mail, and therefore will not be > responsible > for carrying out such orders and/or instructions. If you, as the intended > recipient > of this message, the purpose of which is to inform and update our clients, > prospects > and consultants of developments relating to our services and products, > would not > like to receive further e-mail correspondence from the sender, please > "reply" to the > sender indicating your wishes. In the U.S.: 1345 Avenue of the Americas, > New York, > NY 10105.