[windows2000] Re: Windows 2000 domain upgrade

  • From: Dave stevens <london31uk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 01:02:19 -0800 (PST)

Well thanks for the information. I inherited a domain that was upgraded from 
NT4 to win2k, I am begining to suspect that a straight forward upgrade might 
not be the way to go. The only problem I forsee is lack of resources to carry 
out a full test lab / new builds.
I am particularly worried about the exchange 2000 server, which was upgraded 
from 5.5 and seems to have bits and pieces left behind.
Thanks anyway for the info, I am begining to grasp to the full extent of the 
domain upgrade.

Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Speaking of which, upgrading from win2k DCs to win2k3 DCs has a tendency (known 
to MS) to leave GPO-templates and policies from win2k. Ie they are not upgraded 
to the win2k3-level. If you upgrade this way, you may want to look this up.
This has been the case when I did the upgrade on two domains, from win2k to 
All kinds of weird problems can arise, w/o any apparent reason...
Dunno if you were going this upgrade path, but thought it was worth mentioning, 
as doing a fresh install isn't always an option.
-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Dogers
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 5:11 PM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Windows 2000 domain upgrade

By the way what seems to be the great scare with in-place upgrades?

In place upgrades make me feel dirty!

I guess it's a throwback from 9x? Having a domain controller that potentially 
has "bits" left behind from a previous generation OS doesn't fill me with 
I've not actually done a domain upgrade yet, so I don't know how good upgrades 
are nowadays - it's just the icky feeling it gives me ;)


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