[windows2000] Re: Windows 2000 domain upgrade

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 10:10:34 +0100

At home I used Virtual PC to run two temp DCs on my WinXP-box, while I
upgraded from the win2k-domain to the win2k3 domain. Cheapo-solution, and
slow, but it works. VMWare should do the same thing. You might want to look
into either of the solutions!


-----Original Message-----
From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Dave stevens
Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 10:02 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Windows 2000 domain upgrade

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 win2k3.

  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-----
  From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[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 confidence..
  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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