[windows2000] Re: Windows 2000 domain upgrade

  • From: Dogers <dogers@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 15:08:44 +0000

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
>
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>
> *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.
>
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>
> *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
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