RE: Installing New E2K3

  • From: "Mulnick, Al" <Al.Mulnick@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 08:53:44 -0400

Have a look at the ADMTv2 product that comes with the server.  I think
you'll find what you're looking for in there. 

Assuming this changeover is all at once, then Exmerge may be helpful, but
have a look at the ADMTv2 product before you decide on which tools to use.

You may also try to fix the existing infrastructure rather than just wiping
it clean. Unless you've lost confidence that it's fixable.

DCDIAG with the /fix switch thrown can be helpful.  As can fixing your DNS.
Using NTDSUTIL, you may consider seizing roles and cleaning up the metabase.


-----Original Message-----
From: jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 14, 2003 9:56 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Installing New E2K3

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I'm in the process of installing a new E2K3 into an existing W2K domain.
installed W2K3 and E2K3 and have the box ready. I've waited for this for
since my existing domain is really screwed up. The W2K domain had/has 2 DC's

and one member server with 40 clients. When I run dcdiag on either DC, there

are numerous errors, but the biggest one is that when it performs the
it tells me that a primary dc could not be located. The server holding the
role is down and ulitmately fails. This happens on both DC's. When I attempt
use ntdsutil to take a server down through the metabase cleanup command,
too fails on both DC's(or whatever they are).

What I'd like to do is just build this new W2K3 domain up from scratch but
like to retain as much info as possible from the existing AD and Exchange
I haven't tried to exmerge yet, but is that the correct path to take? Will I
able to merge that data into a newly formed domain using W2K3 and E2K3? Any 
suggestions out there?



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