[windows2000] Re: Windows 2000 domain upgrade

  • From: Dave stevens <london31uk@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 01:44:14 -0800 (PST)

Thanks Ken,
Great advice. Any white papers on this?
So my understanding is that you upgrade your DC's first, before your file 
servers. Again would it be better to upgrade exchange 2000 to 2003 before 
upgrading the base OS. Not quite sure which comes first.

"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,




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.







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