[windows2000] Re: Windows 2000 domain upgrade

  • From: "Herchenbach, Jim" <jherchenbach@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 08:03:40 -0600

you want to upgrade your exchange first because exchange 2003 has been
tested on the 2000 platform, but exchange 2000, from what I have been
told may not work correctly on a 2003 platform.
RVW Inc.


From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dave stevens
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 3:44 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Windows 2000 domain upgrade

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 --> 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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