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Old 22-05-2008
Zaur Bahramov
 
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Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to new hardware

I have a task to migrate windows 2003 server (AD/WINS/DHCP/DNS) which has no
FSMO roles from old hardware to a new hardware. This is not the only server
on a domain and is located in a remote office. I have to preserve all
settings and software install. How can I accomplish this with the least
amount of effort? What would I have to do to make sure I have everything
functioning after I do imaging (or ghosting) from this server to a newer
hardware?




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Old 22-05-2008
kj [SBS MVP]
 
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Re: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to new hardware

Zaur Bahramov wrote:
> I have a task to migrate windows 2003 server (AD/WINS/DHCP/DNS) which
> has no FSMO roles from old hardware to a new hardware. This is not
> the only server on a domain and is located in a remote office. I have
> to preserve all settings and software install. How can I accomplish
> this with the least amount of effort? What would I have to do to make
> sure I have everything functioning after I do imaging (or ghosting)
> from this server to a newer hardware?


Image restoration of domain controllers, regardless of FMSO roles, is not
supported and likely will lead to USN rollback problems.

If you *must* image restore this server, demote it from being a DC first and
repromot when running on the new hardware.


--
/kj


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Old 23-05-2008
Morgan che
 
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RE: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to new hardware

Hi,

Thanks for posting here.

Please understand we could only restore a system state backup from one
physical computer to the same physical computer or another computer that
has the same make, model, and configuration (identical hardware). However,
please note: You may meet some unexpected issues if you restore a system
state backup from one computer to another with different hardware.
Microsoft does not support restoring a system state backup from one
computer to a second computer of a different make, model, or hardware
configuration. Microsoft will only provide commercially reasonable efforts
to support this process. Even if the source and destination computers
appear to be identical makes and models, there may be driver, hardware, or
firmware differences between the source and destination computers.

More information, please refer to:

How to move a Windows installation to different hardware
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;249694

Therefore, I recommend you migrate the configuration and data manually. For
the Domain migration, because there is other DC existing in your network,
you can promote an additional DC to synchronize Domain data.

About how to promote an additional DC, please refer to:

How to promote and demote domain controllers
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238369

Hope this helps. Have a good day!

Sincerely
Morgan Che
Microsoft Online Support
Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

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--->I have a task to migrate windows 2003 server (AD/WINS/DHCP/DNS) which
has no
--->FSMO roles from old hardware to a new hardware. This is not the only
server
--->on a domain and is located in a remote office. I have to preserve all
--->settings and software install. How can I accomplish this with the least
--->amount of effort? What would I have to do to make sure I have
everything
--->functioning after I do imaging (or ghosting) from this server to a
newer
--->hardware?
--->
--->
--->
--->

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Old 26-05-2008
Zaur
 
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Re: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to new hardware

Thank's for your reply!

I decided to do a clean install to avoid any problems. So, I need just to
confirm the following.
I need to install DNS/DHCP/WINS and AD on this server which will replace the
old server. In which order it's better to do it?
As for DHCP, I believe I can do it in any moment. But as for DNS and WINS,
when it's better to install these, before running dcpromo or after? WINS on
existing old server is configured as a replication partner with WINS server
in our headquarters.
Another question is after I install AD/DNS/DHCP/WINS is it OK to rename this
new server after I demote existing server to configure it with the same name
and IP of the existing old server? I am thinking about demoting old server
just after I promote the new one, and use the procedure as in the folowing
link to rename the new domain controler.
http://www.petri.co.il/windows_2003_...ler_rename.htm

Will this procedure cause any problems with replication between sites? Would
I have to re-configure site replication? Is there anything else what I need
to bear in mind while doing this work?

Thanking you in advance,

Zaur





"Morgan che(MSFT)" <v-morche@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:krlItdKvIHA.4088@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> Thanks for posting here.
>
> Please understand we could only restore a system state backup from one
> physical computer to the same physical computer or another computer that
> has the same make, model, and configuration (identical hardware). However,
> please note: You may meet some unexpected issues if you restore a system
> state backup from one computer to another with different hardware.
> Microsoft does not support restoring a system state backup from one
> computer to a second computer of a different make, model, or hardware
> configuration. Microsoft will only provide commercially reasonable efforts
> to support this process. Even if the source and destination computers
> appear to be identical makes and models, there may be driver, hardware, or
> firmware differences between the source and destination computers.
>
> More information, please refer to:
>
> How to move a Windows installation to different hardware
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;249694
>
> Therefore, I recommend you migrate the configuration and data manually.
> For
> the Domain migration, because there is other DC existing in your network,
> you can promote an additional DC to synchronize Domain data.
>
> About how to promote an additional DC, please refer to:
>
> How to promote and demote domain controllers
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238369
>
> Hope this helps. Have a good day!
>
> Sincerely
> Morgan Che
> Microsoft Online Support
> Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
>
> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
> =====================================================
> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
> =====================================================
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights.
>
>
> --------------------
> --->From: "Zaur Bahramov" <zbakhramov@msn.com>
> --->Subject: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to new
> hardware
> --->Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 18:32:52 +0200
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> microsoft.public.windows.server.migration:3660
> --->X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
> --->
> --->I have a task to migrate windows 2003 server (AD/WINS/DHCP/DNS) which
> has no
> --->FSMO roles from old hardware to a new hardware. This is not the only
> server
> --->on a domain and is located in a remote office. I have to preserve all
> --->settings and software install. How can I accomplish this with the
> least
> --->amount of effort? What would I have to do to make sure I have
> everything
> --->functioning after I do imaging (or ghosting) from this server to a
> newer
> --->hardware?
> --->
> --->
> --->
> --->
>



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Old 26-05-2008
Morgan che
 
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Re: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to new hardware

HI,

<I need to install DNS/DHCP/WINS and AD on this server which will replace
the old server. In which order it's better to do it?>

It doesn't matter. You can follow this sequence: AD, DHCP, DNS, WINS.

<But as for DNS and WINS, when it's better to install these, before running
dcpromo or after?>

You can install DNS when running Dcpromo. Or after running DCpromo, you can
install DNS server. As for Wins, you can install it after or before running
DCpromo.

As for the other question, I will do further research and get back to you
as soon as possible.

Have a nice day!

Sincerely
Morgan Che
Microsoft Online Support
Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
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--->
--->Thank's for your reply!
--->
--->I decided to do a clean install to avoid any problems. So, I need just
to
--->confirm the following.
--->I need to install DNS/DHCP/WINS and AD on this server which will
replace the
--->old server. In which order it's better to do it?
--->As for DHCP, I believe I can do it in any moment. But as for DNS and
WINS,
--->when it's better to install these, before running dcpromo or after?
WINS on
--->existing old server is configured as a replication partner with WINS
server
--->in our headquarters.
--->Another question is after I install AD/DNS/DHCP/WINS is it OK to rename
this
--->new server after I demote existing server to configure it with the same
name
--->and IP of the existing old server? I am thinking about demoting old
server
--->just after I promote the new one, and use the procedure as in the
folowing
--->link to rename the new domain controler.
--->http://www.petri.co.il/windows_2003_...ler_rename.htm
--->
--->Will this procedure cause any problems with replication between sites?
Would
--->I have to re-configure site replication? Is there anything else what I
need
--->to bear in mind while doing this work?
--->
--->Thanking you in advance,
--->
--->Zaur
--->
--->
--->
--->
--->
--->"Morgan che(MSFT)" <v-morche@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
--->news:krlItdKvIHA.4088@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl...
--->> Hi,
--->>
--->> Thanks for posting here.
--->>
--->> Please understand we could only restore a system state backup from one
--->> physical computer to the same physical computer or another computer
that
--->> has the same make, model, and configuration (identical hardware).
However,
--->> please note: You may meet some unexpected issues if you restore a
system
--->> state backup from one computer to another with different hardware.
--->> Microsoft does not support restoring a system state backup from one
--->> computer to a second computer of a different make, model, or hardware
--->> configuration. Microsoft will only provide commercially reasonable
efforts
--->> to support this process. Even if the source and destination computers
--->> appear to be identical makes and models, there may be driver,
hardware, or
--->> firmware differences between the source and destination computers.
--->>
--->> More information, please refer to:
--->>
--->> How to move a Windows installation to different hardware
--->> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;249694
--->>
--->> Therefore, I recommend you migrate the configuration and data
manually.
--->> For
--->> the Domain migration, because there is other DC existing in your
network,
--->> you can promote an additional DC to synchronize Domain data.
--->>
--->> About how to promote an additional DC, please refer to:
--->>
--->> How to promote and demote domain controllers
--->> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238369
--->>
--->> Hope this helps. Have a good day!
--->>
--->> Sincerely
--->> Morgan Che
--->> Microsoft Online Support
--->> Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
--->>
--->> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
--->> =====================================================
--->> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader
so
--->> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
--->> =====================================================
--->> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
--->> rights.
--->>
--->>
--->> --------------------
--->> --->From: "Zaur Bahramov" <zbakhramov@msn.com>
--->> --->Subject: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to new
--->> hardware
--->> --->Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 18:32:52 +0200
--->> --->Lines: 10
--->> --->X-Priority: 3
--->> --->X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
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--->> 217.57.143.67
--->> --->Path:
TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP01.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl
--->> --->Xref: TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl
--->> microsoft.public.windows.server.migration:3660
--->> --->X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
--->> --->
--->> --->I have a task to migrate windows 2003 server (AD/WINS/DHCP/DNS)
which
--->> has no
--->> --->FSMO roles from old hardware to a new hardware. This is not the
only
--->> server
--->> --->on a domain and is located in a remote office. I have to preserve
all
--->> --->settings and software install. How can I accomplish this with the
--->> least
--->> --->amount of effort? What would I have to do to make sure I have
--->> everything
--->> --->functioning after I do imaging (or ghosting) from this server to a
--->> newer
--->> --->hardware?
--->> --->
--->> --->
--->> --->
--->> --->
--->>
--->
--->
--->

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Old 28-05-2008
Morgan che
 
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Re: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to new hardware

Hi,

As DC renaming, we can use Netdom.exe tool or manually modify system
properties.

About these two methods, please see the following article:

Renaming a Domain Controller:
http://technet2.microsoft.com/window...4-883b-4e9a-89
e6-f8c4509b1de11033.mspx?mfr=true

Comparison of these two methods:
==========================

1) Renaming a domain controller with the "NETDOM COMPUTERNAME" method

Allows DC renames to be scripted or remoted from a client computer using
the command-line utility NETDOM.EXE.

Requires Windows Server 2003 domain functional level be enabled in the
domain hosting the renamed DC.

Service Principal Names and DNS "A" records for both the new and existing
computer names are registered concurrently until the administrator
configures the renamed DC to adopt the new computer name.

Administrators can wait for full replication of SPN and DNS records to
Global Catalog and DNS Servers in the forest before adopting the new
computer name, minimizing service denials.

2) Renaming a domain controller with the "Modify system propertities"
method

Uses the "Computer Name" tab visible in the properties page of "My
Computer" to rename either the computer name or its primary DNS suffix
through an easy-to-use GUI

Is not dependent on Windows Server 2003 domain or forest functional levels

Transitions the renamed DC to the new computer name immediately after
reboot causing a possible loss of service until service principal names and
DNS registration are fully replicated and considered by other clients and
domain controllers in the forest

According to your practical environment, please pick the most suitable
method to rename DC.

<Will this procedure cause any problems with replication between sites?
Would I have to re-configure site replication?>

{Morgan}:

Normally, it will not affect the site replication. As we know, the DC
renaming will update SPN attributes stored in Active Directory for this
computer account and register DNS resource records for the new computer
name. The SPN value of the computer account must be replicated to all
domain controllers for the domain and the DNS resource records for the new
computer name must be distributed to all the authoritative DNS servers for
the domain name.

The above two methods will automatically complete the replication of SPN
and DNS record. If you do not want some service stoppage caused by DC
rebooting, we can use Netdom.exe to complete renaming process.

< Is there anything else what I need to bear in mind while doing this work?>

{Morgan}:

The DC Rename Preparation process is simple but critical. Before you
perform any action, please consider and check the following:

a. Check Application and Service compatibility

Applications and services that are tied to a specific hostname may be
"broken" by the renaming of a DC. If application and service compatibility
is unknown, consult the application developer or rename a DC in an test
scenario that mimics your production deployment. Core services in Windows
Server 2003 are DC Rename compatible with the exception of Root Certificate
Authorities. If installed applications are incompatible with DC Rename,
determine if the application can be re-installed after the DC rename,
otherwise halt the rename operation.

b. Is the DC being renamed currently replicating inbound and outbound
changes in Active Directory?

Use the REPADMIN.EXE tool to verify that the DC being renamed is
replicating all locally held directory partitions from direct replication
partners. Similarly, confirm that direct replication partners are receiving
inbound changes in Active Directory for the domain controller being
renamed. Delay the rename operation until inbound and outbound replication
for DCs, DNS Servers and Global Catalog are successful.

c. Is the DC being renamed is a Root Certification Authority (CA)?

Root CAs are not rename compatible. If a DC host a Root CA, move the root
CA to a member computer in the domain using the steps outlined in Microsoft
Knowledgebase article 298138

d. Is the DC being renamed is Global Catalog server?

Global Catalogs are essential for logon authentication to native mode
domains, logon authentication with UPN logon names and Directory aware
applications like Exchange 2000. If the DC being renamed is the only DC in
a forest, domain or site, promote a new Global Catalog with sufficient
horsepower in the appropriate Active Directory site.

e. Is the DC being renamed is a FSMO role holder?

FSMO roles residing on domain controllers being renamed could be
transferred to an alternate DC to avoid a denial of service.

f. Is the DC being renamed the target of a DFS root or link?

The UNC path for DNS roots and links refer to specific computer name which
is not updated by DC Rename. If the DC being renamed is the only target of
a DFS Root, add an additional target. Temporarily remove the DC being
renamed as a target of any DFS roots using the DFS snap-in. (start -> run->
DFSGUI.MSC) provided the DFS root is NOT replicated by FRS.

If the DC being renamed is the only target of a DFS Link, add an additional
target. Use the DFS MMC Snap-in (start -> run-> DFSGUI.MSC) to take the
renamed target "offline" during the DC Rename operation.

g. Is the DC being renamed a DNS Server

DNS "SOA" and "A" records for renamed domain controllers are updated
automatically by the renamed DC. However, other DNS Servers with delegated
DNS zones targeting renamed DCs will need to be updated.

F. Make system state backup

Hope this helps. If anything is unclear, pleas post back.

Have a nice day!


Sincerely
Morgan Che
Microsoft Online Support
Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
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--->From: "Zaur" <zbakhramov@gmail.com>
--->References: <O2S$8lCvIHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl>
<krlItdKvIHA.4088@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl>
--->Subject: Re: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to new
hardware
--->Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 19:38:56 +0200
--->Lines: 118
--->X-Priority: 3
--->X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
--->X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.3138
--->X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.3198
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--->Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
--->NNTP-Posting-Host: host13-35-dynamic.24-79-r.retail.telecomitalia.it
79.24.35.13
--->Path: TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP01.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl
--->Xref: TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl
microsoft.public.windows.server.migration:3671
--->X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
--->
--->Thank's for your reply!
--->
--->I decided to do a clean install to avoid any problems. So, I need just
to
--->confirm the following.
--->I need to install DNS/DHCP/WINS and AD on this server which will
replace the
--->old server. In which order it's better to do it?
--->As for DHCP, I believe I can do it in any moment. But as for DNS and
WINS,
--->when it's better to install these, before running dcpromo or after?
WINS on
--->existing old server is configured as a replication partner with WINS
server
--->in our headquarters.
--->Another question is after I install AD/DNS/DHCP/WINS is it OK to rename
this
--->new server after I demote existing server to configure it with the same
name
--->and IP of the existing old server? I am thinking about demoting old
server
--->just after I promote the new one, and use the procedure as in the
folowing
--->link to rename the new domain controler.
--->http://www.petri.co.il/windows_2003_...ler_rename.htm
--->
--->Will this procedure cause any problems with replication between sites?
Would
--->I have to re-configure site replication? Is there anything else what I
need
--->to bear in mind while doing this work?
--->
--->Thanking you in advance,
--->
--->Zaur
--->
--->
--->
--->
--->
--->"Morgan che(MSFT)" <v-morche@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
--->news:krlItdKvIHA.4088@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl...
--->> Hi,
--->>
--->> Thanks for posting here.
--->>
--->> Please understand we could only restore a system state backup from one
--->> physical computer to the same physical computer or another computer
that
--->> has the same make, model, and configuration (identical hardware).
However,
--->> please note: You may meet some unexpected issues if you restore a
system
--->> state backup from one computer to another with different hardware.
--->> Microsoft does not support restoring a system state backup from one
--->> computer to a second computer of a different make, model, or hardware
--->> configuration. Microsoft will only provide commercially reasonable
efforts
--->> to support this process. Even if the source and destination computers
--->> appear to be identical makes and models, there may be driver,
hardware, or
--->> firmware differences between the source and destination computers.
--->>
--->> More information, please refer to:
--->>
--->> How to move a Windows installation to different hardware
--->> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;249694
--->>
--->> Therefore, I recommend you migrate the configuration and data
manually.
--->> For
--->> the Domain migration, because there is other DC existing in your
network,
--->> you can promote an additional DC to synchronize Domain data.
--->>
--->> About how to promote an additional DC, please refer to:
--->>
--->> How to promote and demote domain controllers
--->> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238369
--->>
--->> Hope this helps. Have a good day!
--->>
--->> Sincerely
--->> Morgan Che
--->> Microsoft Online Support
--->> Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
--->>
--->> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
--->> =====================================================
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so
--->> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
--->> =====================================================
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--->> rights.
--->>
--->>
--->> --------------------
--->> --->From: "Zaur Bahramov" <zbakhramov@msn.com>
--->> --->Subject: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to new
--->> hardware
--->> --->Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 18:32:52 +0200
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--->> microsoft.public.windows.server.migration:3660
--->> --->X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
--->> --->
--->> --->I have a task to migrate windows 2003 server (AD/WINS/DHCP/DNS)
which
--->> has no
--->> --->FSMO roles from old hardware to a new hardware. This is not the
only
--->> server
--->> --->on a domain and is located in a remote office. I have to preserve
all
--->> --->settings and software install. How can I accomplish this with the
--->> least
--->> --->amount of effort? What would I have to do to make sure I have
--->> everything
--->> --->functioning after I do imaging (or ghosting) from this server to a
--->> newer
--->> --->hardware?
--->> --->
--->> --->
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Old 31-05-2008
Zaur
 
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Re: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to new hardware

Hi Morgan che!

Thanks for your replies! They've helped me a lot! I had to rename DC using a
GUI since we are running a mixed mode domain functional level (even though
we have all windows 2003 dcs).

Thank you!



"Morgan che(MSFT)" <v-morche@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4drb3XJwIHA.1788@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> As DC renaming, we can use Netdom.exe tool or manually modify system
> properties.
>
> About these two methods, please see the following article:
>
> Renaming a Domain Controller:
> http://technet2.microsoft.com/window...4-883b-4e9a-89
> e6-f8c4509b1de11033.mspx?mfr=true
>
> Comparison of these two methods:
> ==========================
>
> 1) Renaming a domain controller with the "NETDOM COMPUTERNAME" method
>
> Allows DC renames to be scripted or remoted from a client computer using
> the command-line utility NETDOM.EXE.
>
> Requires Windows Server 2003 domain functional level be enabled in the
> domain hosting the renamed DC.
>
> Service Principal Names and DNS "A" records for both the new and existing
> computer names are registered concurrently until the administrator
> configures the renamed DC to adopt the new computer name.
>
> Administrators can wait for full replication of SPN and DNS records to
> Global Catalog and DNS Servers in the forest before adopting the new
> computer name, minimizing service denials.
>
> 2) Renaming a domain controller with the "Modify system propertities"
> method
>
> Uses the "Computer Name" tab visible in the properties page of "My
> Computer" to rename either the computer name or its primary DNS suffix
> through an easy-to-use GUI
>
> Is not dependent on Windows Server 2003 domain or forest functional levels
>
> Transitions the renamed DC to the new computer name immediately after
> reboot causing a possible loss of service until service principal names
> and
> DNS registration are fully replicated and considered by other clients and
> domain controllers in the forest
>
> According to your practical environment, please pick the most suitable
> method to rename DC.
>
> <Will this procedure cause any problems with replication between sites?
> Would I have to re-configure site replication?>
>
> {Morgan}:
>
> Normally, it will not affect the site replication. As we know, the DC
> renaming will update SPN attributes stored in Active Directory for this
> computer account and register DNS resource records for the new computer
> name. The SPN value of the computer account must be replicated to all
> domain controllers for the domain and the DNS resource records for the new
> computer name must be distributed to all the authoritative DNS servers for
> the domain name.
>
> The above two methods will automatically complete the replication of SPN
> and DNS record. If you do not want some service stoppage caused by DC
> rebooting, we can use Netdom.exe to complete renaming process.
>
> < Is there anything else what I need to bear in mind while doing this
> work?>
>
> {Morgan}:
>
> The DC Rename Preparation process is simple but critical. Before you
> perform any action, please consider and check the following:
>
> a. Check Application and Service compatibility
>
> Applications and services that are tied to a specific hostname may be
> "broken" by the renaming of a DC. If application and service compatibility
> is unknown, consult the application developer or rename a DC in an test
> scenario that mimics your production deployment. Core services in Windows
> Server 2003 are DC Rename compatible with the exception of Root
> Certificate
> Authorities. If installed applications are incompatible with DC Rename,
> determine if the application can be re-installed after the DC rename,
> otherwise halt the rename operation.
>
> b. Is the DC being renamed currently replicating inbound and outbound
> changes in Active Directory?
>
> Use the REPADMIN.EXE tool to verify that the DC being renamed is
> replicating all locally held directory partitions from direct replication
> partners. Similarly, confirm that direct replication partners are
> receiving
> inbound changes in Active Directory for the domain controller being
> renamed. Delay the rename operation until inbound and outbound replication
> for DCs, DNS Servers and Global Catalog are successful.
>
> c. Is the DC being renamed is a Root Certification Authority (CA)?
>
> Root CAs are not rename compatible. If a DC host a Root CA, move the root
> CA to a member computer in the domain using the steps outlined in
> Microsoft
> Knowledgebase article 298138
>
> d. Is the DC being renamed is Global Catalog server?
>
> Global Catalogs are essential for logon authentication to native mode
> domains, logon authentication with UPN logon names and Directory aware
> applications like Exchange 2000. If the DC being renamed is the only DC in
> a forest, domain or site, promote a new Global Catalog with sufficient
> horsepower in the appropriate Active Directory site.
>
> e. Is the DC being renamed is a FSMO role holder?
>
> FSMO roles residing on domain controllers being renamed could be
> transferred to an alternate DC to avoid a denial of service.
>
> f. Is the DC being renamed the target of a DFS root or link?
>
> The UNC path for DNS roots and links refer to specific computer name which
> is not updated by DC Rename. If the DC being renamed is the only target of
> a DFS Root, add an additional target. Temporarily remove the DC being
> renamed as a target of any DFS roots using the DFS snap-in. (start ->
> run->
> DFSGUI.MSC) provided the DFS root is NOT replicated by FRS.
>
> If the DC being renamed is the only target of a DFS Link, add an
> additional
> target. Use the DFS MMC Snap-in (start -> run-> DFSGUI.MSC) to take the
> renamed target "offline" during the DC Rename operation.
>
> g. Is the DC being renamed a DNS Server
>
> DNS "SOA" and "A" records for renamed domain controllers are updated
> automatically by the renamed DC. However, other DNS Servers with delegated
> DNS zones targeting renamed DCs will need to be updated.
>
> F. Make system state backup
>
> Hope this helps. If anything is unclear, pleas post back.
>
> Have a nice day!
>
>
> Sincerely
> Morgan Che
> Microsoft Online Support
> Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
>
> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
> =====================================================
> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
> =====================================================
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights.
>
>
> --------------------
> --->From: "Zaur" <zbakhramov@gmail.com>
> --->References: <O2S$8lCvIHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl>
> <krlItdKvIHA.4088@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl>
> --->Subject: Re: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to new
> hardware
> --->Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 19:38:56 +0200
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> --->
> --->Thank's for your reply!
> --->
> --->I decided to do a clean install to avoid any problems. So, I need just
> to
> --->confirm the following.
> --->I need to install DNS/DHCP/WINS and AD on this server which will
> replace the
> --->old server. In which order it's better to do it?
> --->As for DHCP, I believe I can do it in any moment. But as for DNS and
> WINS,
> --->when it's better to install these, before running dcpromo or after?
> WINS on
> --->existing old server is configured as a replication partner with WINS
> server
> --->in our headquarters.
> --->Another question is after I install AD/DNS/DHCP/WINS is it OK to
> rename
> this
> --->new server after I demote existing server to configure it with the
> same
> name
> --->and IP of the existing old server? I am thinking about demoting old
> server
> --->just after I promote the new one, and use the procedure as in the
> folowing
> --->link to rename the new domain controler.
> --->http://www.petri.co.il/windows_2003_...ler_rename.htm
> --->
> --->Will this procedure cause any problems with replication between sites?
> Would
> --->I have to re-configure site replication? Is there anything else what I
> need
> --->to bear in mind while doing this work?
> --->
> --->Thanking you in advance,
> --->
> --->Zaur
> --->
> --->
> --->
> --->
> --->
> --->"Morgan che(MSFT)" <v-morche@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> --->news:krlItdKvIHA.4088@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl...
> --->> Hi,
> --->>
> --->> Thanks for posting here.
> --->>
> --->> Please understand we could only restore a system state backup from
> one
> --->> physical computer to the same physical computer or another computer
> that
> --->> has the same make, model, and configuration (identical hardware).
> However,
> --->> please note: You may meet some unexpected issues if you restore a
> system
> --->> state backup from one computer to another with different hardware.
> --->> Microsoft does not support restoring a system state backup from one
> --->> computer to a second computer of a different make, model, or
> hardware
> --->> configuration. Microsoft will only provide commercially reasonable
> efforts
> --->> to support this process. Even if the source and destination
> computers
> --->> appear to be identical makes and models, there may be driver,
> hardware, or
> --->> firmware differences between the source and destination computers.
> --->>
> --->> More information, please refer to:
> --->>
> --->> How to move a Windows installation to different hardware
> --->> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;249694
> --->>
> --->> Therefore, I recommend you migrate the configuration and data
> manually.
> --->> For
> --->> the Domain migration, because there is other DC existing in your
> network,
> --->> you can promote an additional DC to synchronize Domain data.
> --->>
> --->> About how to promote an additional DC, please refer to:
> --->>
> --->> How to promote and demote domain controllers
> --->> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238369
> --->>
> --->> Hope this helps. Have a good day!
> --->>
> --->> Sincerely
> --->> Morgan Che
> --->> Microsoft Online Support
> --->> Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
> --->>
> --->> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
> --->> =====================================================
> --->> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your
> newsreader
> so
> --->> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
> --->> =====================================================
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> --->> rights.
> --->>
> --->>
> --->> --------------------
> --->> --->From: "Zaur Bahramov" <zbakhramov@msn.com>
> --->> --->Subject: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to new
> --->> hardware
> --->> --->Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 18:32:52 +0200
> --->> --->Lines: 10
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> --->> --->X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
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> --->> --->Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
> --->> --->NNTP-Posting-Host:
> --->> host67-143-static.57-217-b.business.telecomitalia.it
> --->> 217.57.143.67
> --->> --->Path:
> TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP01.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl
> --->> --->Xref: TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl
> --->> microsoft.public.windows.server.migration:3660
> --->> --->X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
> --->> --->
> --->> --->I have a task to migrate windows 2003 server (AD/WINS/DHCP/DNS)
> which
> --->> has no
> --->> --->FSMO roles from old hardware to a new hardware. This is not the
> only
> --->> server
> --->> --->on a domain and is located in a remote office. I have to
> preserve
> all
> --->> --->settings and software install. How can I accomplish this with
> the
> --->> least
> --->> --->amount of effort? What would I have to do to make sure I have
> --->> everything
> --->> --->functioning after I do imaging (or ghosting) from this server to
> a
> --->> newer
> --->> --->hardware?
> --->> --->
> --->> --->
> --->> --->
> --->> --->
> --->>
> --->
> --->
> --->
>



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Old 02-06-2008
Morgan che
 
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Re: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to new hardware

Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

If you have solve this issue or need further assistance, please let me know.

Have a nice day!

Sincerely
Morgan Che
Microsoft Online Support
Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
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hardware
--->Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 20:31:45 +0200
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microsoft.public.windows.server.migration:3702
--->X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
--->
--->Hi Morgan che!
--->
--->Thanks for your replies! They've helped me a lot! I had to rename DC
using a
--->GUI since we are running a mixed mode domain functional level (even
though
--->we have all windows 2003 dcs).
--->
--->Thank you!
--->
--->
--->
--->"Morgan che(MSFT)" <v-morche@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
--->news:4drb3XJwIHA.1788@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl...
--->> Hi,
--->>
--->> As DC renaming, we can use Netdom.exe tool or manually modify system
--->> properties.
--->>
--->> About these two methods, please see the following article:
--->>
--->> Renaming a Domain Controller:
--->>
http://technet2.microsoft.com/window...4-883b-4e9a-89
--->> e6-f8c4509b1de11033.mspx?mfr=true
--->>
--->> Comparison of these two methods:
--->> ==========================
--->>
--->> 1) Renaming a domain controller with the "NETDOM COMPUTERNAME" method
--->>
--->> Allows DC renames to be scripted or remoted from a client computer
using
--->> the command-line utility NETDOM.EXE.
--->>
--->> Requires Windows Server 2003 domain functional level be enabled in the
--->> domain hosting the renamed DC.
--->>
--->> Service Principal Names and DNS "A" records for both the new and
existing
--->> computer names are registered concurrently until the administrator
--->> configures the renamed DC to adopt the new computer name.
--->>
--->> Administrators can wait for full replication of SPN and DNS records to
--->> Global Catalog and DNS Servers in the forest before adopting the new
--->> computer name, minimizing service denials.
--->>
--->> 2) Renaming a domain controller with the "Modify system propertities"
--->> method
--->>
--->> Uses the "Computer Name" tab visible in the properties page of "My
--->> Computer" to rename either the computer name or its primary DNS suffix
--->> through an easy-to-use GUI
--->>
--->> Is not dependent on Windows Server 2003 domain or forest functional
levels
--->>
--->> Transitions the renamed DC to the new computer name immediately after
--->> reboot causing a possible loss of service until service principal
names
--->> and
--->> DNS registration are fully replicated and considered by other clients
and
--->> domain controllers in the forest
--->>
--->> According to your practical environment, please pick the most suitable
--->> method to rename DC.
--->>
--->> <Will this procedure cause any problems with replication between
sites?
--->> Would I have to re-configure site replication?>
--->>
--->> {Morgan}:
--->>
--->> Normally, it will not affect the site replication. As we know, the DC
--->> renaming will update SPN attributes stored in Active Directory for
this
--->> computer account and register DNS resource records for the new
computer
--->> name. The SPN value of the computer account must be replicated to all
--->> domain controllers for the domain and the DNS resource records for
the new
--->> computer name must be distributed to all the authoritative DNS
servers for
--->> the domain name.
--->>
--->> The above two methods will automatically complete the replication of
SPN
--->> and DNS record. If you do not want some service stoppage caused by DC
--->> rebooting, we can use Netdom.exe to complete renaming process.
--->>
--->> < Is there anything else what I need to bear in mind while doing this
--->> work?>
--->>
--->> {Morgan}:
--->>
--->> The DC Rename Preparation process is simple but critical. Before you
--->> perform any action, please consider and check the following:
--->>
--->> a. Check Application and Service compatibility
--->>
--->> Applications and services that are tied to a specific hostname may be
--->> "broken" by the renaming of a DC. If application and service
compatibility
--->> is unknown, consult the application developer or rename a DC in an
test
--->> scenario that mimics your production deployment. Core services in
Windows
--->> Server 2003 are DC Rename compatible with the exception of Root
--->> Certificate
--->> Authorities. If installed applications are incompatible with DC
Rename,
--->> determine if the application can be re-installed after the DC rename,
--->> otherwise halt the rename operation.
--->>
--->> b. Is the DC being renamed currently replicating inbound and outbound
--->> changes in Active Directory?
--->>
--->> Use the REPADMIN.EXE tool to verify that the DC being renamed is
--->> replicating all locally held directory partitions from direct
replication
--->> partners. Similarly, confirm that direct replication partners are
--->> receiving
--->> inbound changes in Active Directory for the domain controller being
--->> renamed. Delay the rename operation until inbound and outbound
replication
--->> for DCs, DNS Servers and Global Catalog are successful.
--->>
--->> c. Is the DC being renamed is a Root Certification Authority (CA)?
--->>
--->> Root CAs are not rename compatible. If a DC host a Root CA, move the
root
--->> CA to a member computer in the domain using the steps outlined in
--->> Microsoft
--->> Knowledgebase article 298138
--->>
--->> d. Is the DC being renamed is Global Catalog server?
--->>
--->> Global Catalogs are essential for logon authentication to native mode
--->> domains, logon authentication with UPN logon names and Directory aware
--->> applications like Exchange 2000. If the DC being renamed is the only
DC in
--->> a forest, domain or site, promote a new Global Catalog with sufficient
--->> horsepower in the appropriate Active Directory site.
--->>
--->> e. Is the DC being renamed is a FSMO role holder?
--->>
--->> FSMO roles residing on domain controllers being renamed could be
--->> transferred to an alternate DC to avoid a denial of service.
--->>
--->> f. Is the DC being renamed the target of a DFS root or link?
--->>
--->> The UNC path for DNS roots and links refer to specific computer name
which
--->> is not updated by DC Rename. If the DC being renamed is the only
target of
--->> a DFS Root, add an additional target. Temporarily remove the DC being
--->> renamed as a target of any DFS roots using the DFS snap-in. (start ->
--->> run->
--->> DFSGUI.MSC) provided the DFS root is NOT replicated by FRS.
--->>
--->> If the DC being renamed is the only target of a DFS Link, add an
--->> additional
--->> target. Use the DFS MMC Snap-in (start -> run-> DFSGUI.MSC) to take
the
--->> renamed target "offline" during the DC Rename operation.
--->>
--->> g. Is the DC being renamed a DNS Server
--->>
--->> DNS "SOA" and "A" records for renamed domain controllers are updated
--->> automatically by the renamed DC. However, other DNS Servers with
delegated
--->> DNS zones targeting renamed DCs will need to be updated.
--->>
--->> F. Make system state backup
--->>
--->> Hope this helps. If anything is unclear, pleas post back.
--->>
--->> Have a nice day!
--->>
--->>
--->> Sincerely
--->> Morgan Che
--->> Microsoft Online Support
--->> Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
--->>
--->> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
--->> =====================================================
--->> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader
so
--->> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
--->> =====================================================
--->> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
--->> rights.
--->>
--->>
--->> --------------------
--->> --->From: "Zaur" <zbakhramov@gmail.com>
--->> --->References: <O2S$8lCvIHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl>
--->> <krlItdKvIHA.4088@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl>
--->> --->Subject: Re: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to
new
--->> hardware
--->> --->Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 19:38:56 +0200
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--->> --->
--->> --->Thank's for your reply!
--->> --->
--->> --->I decided to do a clean install to avoid any problems. So, I need
just
--->> to
--->> --->confirm the following.
--->> --->I need to install DNS/DHCP/WINS and AD on this server which will
--->> replace the
--->> --->old server. In which order it's better to do it?
--->> --->As for DHCP, I believe I can do it in any moment. But as for DNS
and
--->> WINS,
--->> --->when it's better to install these, before running dcpromo or
after?
--->> WINS on
--->> --->existing old server is configured as a replication partner with
WINS
--->> server
--->> --->in our headquarters.
--->> --->Another question is after I install AD/DNS/DHCP/WINS is it OK to
--->> rename
--->> this
--->> --->new server after I demote existing server to configure it with
the
--->> same
--->> name
--->> --->and IP of the existing old server? I am thinking about demoting
old
--->> server
--->> --->just after I promote the new one, and use the procedure as in the
--->> folowing
--->> --->link to rename the new domain controler.
--->> --->http://www.petri.co.il/windows_2003_...ler_rename.htm
--->> --->
--->> --->Will this procedure cause any problems with replication between
sites?
--->> Would
--->> --->I have to re-configure site replication? Is there anything else
what I
--->> need
--->> --->to bear in mind while doing this work?
--->> --->
--->> --->Thanking you in advance,
--->> --->
--->> --->Zaur
--->> --->
--->> --->
--->> --->
--->> --->
--->> --->
--->> --->"Morgan che(MSFT)" <v-morche@online.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
--->> --->news:krlItdKvIHA.4088@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl...
--->> --->> Hi,
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Thanks for posting here.
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Please understand we could only restore a system state backup
from
--->> one
--->> --->> physical computer to the same physical computer or another
computer
--->> that
--->> --->> has the same make, model, and configuration (identical
hardware).
--->> However,
--->> --->> please note: You may meet some unexpected issues if you restore
a
--->> system
--->> --->> state backup from one computer to another with different
hardware.
--->> --->> Microsoft does not support restoring a system state backup from
one
--->> --->> computer to a second computer of a different make, model, or
--->> hardware
--->> --->> configuration. Microsoft will only provide commercially
reasonable
--->> efforts
--->> --->> to support this process. Even if the source and destination
--->> computers
--->> --->> appear to be identical makes and models, there may be driver,
--->> hardware, or
--->> --->> firmware differences between the source and destination
computers.
--->> --->>
--->> --->> More information, please refer to:
--->> --->>
--->> --->> How to move a Windows installation to different hardware
--->> --->> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;249694
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Therefore, I recommend you migrate the configuration and data
--->> manually.
--->> --->> For
--->> --->> the Domain migration, because there is other DC existing in your
--->> network,
--->> --->> you can promote an additional DC to synchronize Domain data.
--->> --->>
--->> --->> About how to promote an additional DC, please refer to:
--->> --->>
--->> --->> How to promote and demote domain controllers
--->> --->> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238369
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Hope this helps. Have a good day!
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Sincerely
--->> --->> Morgan Che
--->> --->> Microsoft Online Support
--->> --->> Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
--->> --->> =====================================================
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--->> --->> --->Subject: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to
new
--->> --->> hardware
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--->> which
--->> --->> has no
--->> --->> --->FSMO roles from old hardware to a new hardware. This is not
the
--->> only
--->> --->> server
--->> --->> --->on a domain and is located in a remote office. I have to
--->> preserve
--->> all
--->> --->> --->settings and software install. How can I accomplish this
with
--->> the
--->> --->> least
--->> --->> --->amount of effort? What would I have to do to make sure I
have
--->> --->> everything
--->> --->> --->functioning after I do imaging (or ghosting) from this
server to
--->> a
--->> --->> newer
--->> --->> --->hardware?
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Old 02-06-2008
Zaur
 
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Re: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to new hardware

The issue is solved. However, there's another issue related to replication
arisen after renaming a DC. I have posted it in
microsoft.public.windows.server.active_directory



"Morgan che(MSFT)" <v-morche@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:tzNh6pFxIHA.4216@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> Thanks for the reply.
>
> If you have solve this issue or need further assistance, please let me
> know.
>
> Have a nice day!
>
> Sincerely
> Morgan Che
> Microsoft Online Support
> Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
>
> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
> =====================================================
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> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
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>
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> <OoAF54ovIHA.5584@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl>
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> --->Subject: Re: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to new
> hardware
> --->Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 20:31:45 +0200
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> microsoft.public.windows.server.migration:3702
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> --->
> --->Hi Morgan che!
> --->
> --->Thanks for your replies! They've helped me a lot! I had to rename DC
> using a
> --->GUI since we are running a mixed mode domain functional level (even
> though
> --->we have all windows 2003 dcs).
> --->
> --->Thank you!
> --->
> --->
> --->
> --->"Morgan che(MSFT)" <v-morche@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> --->news:4drb3XJwIHA.1788@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl...
> --->> Hi,
> --->>
> --->> As DC renaming, we can use Netdom.exe tool or manually modify system
> --->> properties.
> --->>
> --->> About these two methods, please see the following article:
> --->>
> --->> Renaming a Domain Controller:
> --->>
> http://technet2.microsoft.com/window...4-883b-4e9a-89
> --->> e6-f8c4509b1de11033.mspx?mfr=true
> --->>
> --->> Comparison of these two methods:
> --->> ==========================
> --->>
> --->> 1) Renaming a domain controller with the "NETDOM COMPUTERNAME"
> method
> --->>
> --->> Allows DC renames to be scripted or remoted from a client computer
> using
> --->> the command-line utility NETDOM.EXE.
> --->>
> --->> Requires Windows Server 2003 domain functional level be enabled in
> the
> --->> domain hosting the renamed DC.
> --->>
> --->> Service Principal Names and DNS "A" records for both the new and
> existing
> --->> computer names are registered concurrently until the administrator
> --->> configures the renamed DC to adopt the new computer name.
> --->>
> --->> Administrators can wait for full replication of SPN and DNS records
> to
> --->> Global Catalog and DNS Servers in the forest before adopting the new
> --->> computer name, minimizing service denials.
> --->>
> --->> 2) Renaming a domain controller with the "Modify system
> propertities"
> --->> method
> --->>
> --->> Uses the "Computer Name" tab visible in the properties page of "My
> --->> Computer" to rename either the computer name or its primary DNS
> suffix
> --->> through an easy-to-use GUI
> --->>
> --->> Is not dependent on Windows Server 2003 domain or forest functional
> levels
> --->>
> --->> Transitions the renamed DC to the new computer name immediately
> after
> --->> reboot causing a possible loss of service until service principal
> names
> --->> and
> --->> DNS registration are fully replicated and considered by other
> clients
> and
> --->> domain controllers in the forest
> --->>
> --->> According to your practical environment, please pick the most
> suitable
> --->> method to rename DC.
> --->>
> --->> <Will this procedure cause any problems with replication between
> sites?
> --->> Would I have to re-configure site replication?>
> --->>
> --->> {Morgan}:
> --->>
> --->> Normally, it will not affect the site replication. As we know, the
> DC
> --->> renaming will update SPN attributes stored in Active Directory for
> this
> --->> computer account and register DNS resource records for the new
> computer
> --->> name. The SPN value of the computer account must be replicated to
> all
> --->> domain controllers for the domain and the DNS resource records for
> the new
> --->> computer name must be distributed to all the authoritative DNS
> servers for
> --->> the domain name.
> --->>
> --->> The above two methods will automatically complete the replication of
> SPN
> --->> and DNS record. If you do not want some service stoppage caused by
> DC
> --->> rebooting, we can use Netdom.exe to complete renaming process.
> --->>
> --->> < Is there anything else what I need to bear in mind while doing
> this
> --->> work?>
> --->>
> --->> {Morgan}:
> --->>
> --->> The DC Rename Preparation process is simple but critical. Before you
> --->> perform any action, please consider and check the following:
> --->>
> --->> a. Check Application and Service compatibility
> --->>
> --->> Applications and services that are tied to a specific hostname may
> be
> --->> "broken" by the renaming of a DC. If application and service
> compatibility
> --->> is unknown, consult the application developer or rename a DC in an
> test
> --->> scenario that mimics your production deployment. Core services in
> Windows
> --->> Server 2003 are DC Rename compatible with the exception of Root
> --->> Certificate
> --->> Authorities. If installed applications are incompatible with DC
> Rename,
> --->> determine if the application can be re-installed after the DC
> rename,
> --->> otherwise halt the rename operation.
> --->>
> --->> b. Is the DC being renamed currently replicating inbound and
> outbound
> --->> changes in Active Directory?
> --->>
> --->> Use the REPADMIN.EXE tool to verify that the DC being renamed is
> --->> replicating all locally held directory partitions from direct
> replication
> --->> partners. Similarly, confirm that direct replication partners are
> --->> receiving
> --->> inbound changes in Active Directory for the domain controller being
> --->> renamed. Delay the rename operation until inbound and outbound
> replication
> --->> for DCs, DNS Servers and Global Catalog are successful.
> --->>
> --->> c. Is the DC being renamed is a Root Certification Authority (CA)?
> --->>
> --->> Root CAs are not rename compatible. If a DC host a Root CA, move the
> root
> --->> CA to a member computer in the domain using the steps outlined in
> --->> Microsoft
> --->> Knowledgebase article 298138
> --->>
> --->> d. Is the DC being renamed is Global Catalog server?
> --->>
> --->> Global Catalogs are essential for logon authentication to native
> mode
> --->> domains, logon authentication with UPN logon names and Directory
> aware
> --->> applications like Exchange 2000. If the DC being renamed is the only
> DC in
> --->> a forest, domain or site, promote a new Global Catalog with
> sufficient
> --->> horsepower in the appropriate Active Directory site.
> --->>
> --->> e. Is the DC being renamed is a FSMO role holder?
> --->>
> --->> FSMO roles residing on domain controllers being renamed could be
> --->> transferred to an alternate DC to avoid a denial of service.
> --->>
> --->> f. Is the DC being renamed the target of a DFS root or link?
> --->>
> --->> The UNC path for DNS roots and links refer to specific computer name
> which
> --->> is not updated by DC Rename. If the DC being renamed is the only
> target of
> --->> a DFS Root, add an additional target. Temporarily remove the DC
> being
> --->> renamed as a target of any DFS roots using the DFS snap-in.
> (start ->
> --->> run->
> --->> DFSGUI.MSC) provided the DFS root is NOT replicated by FRS.
> --->>
> --->> If the DC being renamed is the only target of a DFS Link, add an
> --->> additional
> --->> target. Use the DFS MMC Snap-in (start -> run-> DFSGUI.MSC) to take
> the
> --->> renamed target "offline" during the DC Rename operation.
> --->>
> --->> g. Is the DC being renamed a DNS Server
> --->>
> --->> DNS "SOA" and "A" records for renamed domain controllers are updated
> --->> automatically by the renamed DC. However, other DNS Servers with
> delegated
> --->> DNS zones targeting renamed DCs will need to be updated.
> --->>
> --->> F. Make system state backup
> --->>
> --->> Hope this helps. If anything is unclear, pleas post back.
> --->>
> --->> Have a nice day!
> --->>
> --->>
> --->> Sincerely
> --->> Morgan Che
> --->> Microsoft Online Support
> --->> Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
> --->>
> --->> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
> --->> =====================================================
> --->> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your
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> so
> --->> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
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> --->>
> --->>
> --->> --------------------
> --->> --->From: "Zaur" <zbakhramov@gmail.com>
> --->> --->References: <O2S$8lCvIHA.524@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl>
> --->> <krlItdKvIHA.4088@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl>
> --->> --->Subject: Re: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to
> new
> --->> hardware
> --->> --->Date: Sun, 25 May 2008 19:38:56 +0200
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> --->> microsoft.public.windows.server.migration:3671
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> --->> --->
> --->> --->Thank's for your reply!
> --->> --->
> --->> --->I decided to do a clean install to avoid any problems. So, I
> need
> just
> --->> to
> --->> --->confirm the following.
> --->> --->I need to install DNS/DHCP/WINS and AD on this server which will
> --->> replace the
> --->> --->old server. In which order it's better to do it?
> --->> --->As for DHCP, I believe I can do it in any moment. But as for DNS
> and
> --->> WINS,
> --->> --->when it's better to install these, before running dcpromo or
> after?
> --->> WINS on
> --->> --->existing old server is configured as a replication partner with
> WINS
> --->> server
> --->> --->in our headquarters.
> --->> --->Another question is after I install AD/DNS/DHCP/WINS is it OK to
> --->> rename
> --->> this
> --->> --->new server after I demote existing server to configure it with
> the
> --->> same
> --->> name
> --->> --->and IP of the existing old server? I am thinking about demoting
> old
> --->> server
> --->> --->just after I promote the new one, and use the procedure as in
> the
> --->> folowing
> --->> --->link to rename the new domain controler.
> --->> --->http://www.petri.co.il/windows_2003_...ler_rename.htm
> --->> --->
> --->> --->Will this procedure cause any problems with replication between
> sites?
> --->> Would
> --->> --->I have to re-configure site replication? Is there anything else
> what I
> --->> need
> --->> --->to bear in mind while doing this work?
> --->> --->
> --->> --->Thanking you in advance,
> --->> --->
> --->> --->Zaur
> --->> --->
> --->> --->
> --->> --->
> --->> --->
> --->> --->
> --->> --->"Morgan che(MSFT)" <v-morche@online.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
> --->> --->news:krlItdKvIHA.4088@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl...
> --->> --->> Hi,
> --->> --->>
> --->> --->> Thanks for posting here.
> --->> --->>
> --->> --->> Please understand we could only restore a system state backup
> from
> --->> one
> --->> --->> physical computer to the same physical computer or another
> computer
> --->> that
> --->> --->> has the same make, model, and configuration (identical
> hardware).
> --->> However,
> --->> --->> please note: You may meet some unexpected issues if you
> restore
> a
> --->> system
> --->> --->> state backup from one computer to another with different
> hardware.
> --->> --->> Microsoft does not support restoring a system state backup
> from
> one
> --->> --->> computer to a second computer of a different make, model, or
> --->> hardware
> --->> --->> configuration. Microsoft will only provide commercially
> reasonable
> --->> efforts
> --->> --->> to support this process. Even if the source and destination
> --->> computers
> --->> --->> appear to be identical makes and models, there may be driver,
> --->> hardware, or
> --->> --->> firmware differences between the source and destination
> computers.
> --->> --->>
> --->> --->> More information, please refer to:
> --->> --->>
> --->> --->> How to move a Windows installation to different hardware
> --->> --->> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;249694
> --->> --->>
> --->> --->> Therefore, I recommend you migrate the configuration and data
> --->> manually.
> --->> --->> For
> --->> --->> the Domain migration, because there is other DC existing in
> your
> --->> network,
> --->> --->> you can promote an additional DC to synchronize Domain data.
> --->> --->>
> --->> --->> About how to promote an additional DC, please refer to:
> --->> --->>
> --->> --->> How to promote and demote domain controllers
> --->> --->> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238369
> --->> --->>
> --->> --->> Hope this helps. Have a good day!
> --->> --->>
> --->> --->> Sincerely
> --->> --->> Morgan Che
> --->> --->> Microsoft Online Support
> --->> --->> Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
> --->> --->>
> --->> --->> Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
> --->> --->> =====================================================
> --->> --->> When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your
> --->> newsreader
> --->> so
> --->> --->> that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
> --->> --->> =====================================================
> --->> --->> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
> confers no
> --->> --->> rights.
> --->> --->>
> --->> --->>
> --->> --->> --------------------
> --->> --->> --->From: "Zaur Bahramov" <zbakhramov@msn.com>
> --->> --->> --->Subject: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware
> to
> new
> --->> --->> hardware
> --->> --->> --->Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 18:32:52 +0200
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Morgan che
 
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Re: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old hardware to new hardware

Hi,

Thanks for letting us know that you have solved this issue. I believe other
members who encounter the similiar issue will benifit from our interaction.

Thanks.

Sincerely
Morgan Che
Microsoft Online Support
Microsoft Global Technical Support Center

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--->The issue is solved. However, there's another issue related to
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--->arisen after renaming a DC. I have posted it in
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--->>
--->> Thanks for the reply.
--->>
--->> If you have solve this issue or need further assistance, please let
me
--->> know.
--->>
--->> Have a nice day!
--->>
--->> Sincerely
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--->> --->Hi Morgan che!
--->> --->
--->> --->Thanks for your replies! They've helped me a lot! I had to rename
DC
--->> using a
--->> --->GUI since we are running a mixed mode domain functional level
(even
--->> though
--->> --->we have all windows 2003 dcs).
--->> --->
--->> --->Thank you!
--->> --->
--->> --->
--->> --->
--->> --->"Morgan che(MSFT)" <v-morche@online.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
--->> --->news:4drb3XJwIHA.1788@TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl...
--->> --->> Hi,
--->> --->>
--->> --->> As DC renaming, we can use Netdom.exe tool or manually modify
system
--->> --->> properties.
--->> --->>
--->> --->> About these two methods, please see the following article:
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Renaming a Domain Controller:
--->> --->>
--->>
http://technet2.microsoft.com/window...4-883b-4e9a-89
--->> --->> e6-f8c4509b1de11033.mspx?mfr=true
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Comparison of these two methods:
--->> --->> ==========================
--->> --->>
--->> --->> 1) Renaming a domain controller with the "NETDOM COMPUTERNAME"
--->> method
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Allows DC renames to be scripted or remoted from a client
computer
--->> using
--->> --->> the command-line utility NETDOM.EXE.
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Requires Windows Server 2003 domain functional level be enabled
in
--->> the
--->> --->> domain hosting the renamed DC.
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Service Principal Names and DNS "A" records for both the new and
--->> existing
--->> --->> computer names are registered concurrently until the
administrator
--->> --->> configures the renamed DC to adopt the new computer name.
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Administrators can wait for full replication of SPN and DNS
records
--->> to
--->> --->> Global Catalog and DNS Servers in the forest before adopting
the new
--->> --->> computer name, minimizing service denials.
--->> --->>
--->> --->> 2) Renaming a domain controller with the "Modify system
--->> propertities"
--->> --->> method
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Uses the "Computer Name" tab visible in the properties page of
"My
--->> --->> Computer" to rename either the computer name or its primary DNS
--->> suffix
--->> --->> through an easy-to-use GUI
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Is not dependent on Windows Server 2003 domain or forest
functional
--->> levels
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Transitions the renamed DC to the new computer name immediately
--->> after
--->> --->> reboot causing a possible loss of service until service
principal
--->> names
--->> --->> and
--->> --->> DNS registration are fully replicated and considered by other
--->> clients
--->> and
--->> --->> domain controllers in the forest
--->> --->>
--->> --->> According to your practical environment, please pick the most
--->> suitable
--->> --->> method to rename DC.
--->> --->>
--->> --->> <Will this procedure cause any problems with replication between
--->> sites?
--->> --->> Would I have to re-configure site replication?>
--->> --->>
--->> --->> {Morgan}:
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Normally, it will not affect the site replication. As we know,
the
--->> DC
--->> --->> renaming will update SPN attributes stored in Active Directory
for
--->> this
--->> --->> computer account and register DNS resource records for the new
--->> computer
--->> --->> name. The SPN value of the computer account must be replicated
to
--->> all
--->> --->> domain controllers for the domain and the DNS resource records
for
--->> the new
--->> --->> computer name must be distributed to all the authoritative DNS
--->> servers for
--->> --->> the domain name.
--->> --->>
--->> --->> The above two methods will automatically complete the
replication of
--->> SPN
--->> --->> and DNS record. If you do not want some service stoppage caused
by
--->> DC
--->> --->> rebooting, we can use Netdom.exe to complete renaming process.
--->> --->>
--->> --->> < Is there anything else what I need to bear in mind while
doing
--->> this
--->> --->> work?>
--->> --->>
--->> --->> {Morgan}:
--->> --->>
--->> --->> The DC Rename Preparation process is simple but critical.
Before you
--->> --->> perform any action, please consider and check the following:
--->> --->>
--->> --->> a. Check Application and Service compatibility
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Applications and services that are tied to a specific hostname
may
--->> be
--->> --->> "broken" by the renaming of a DC. If application and service
--->> compatibility
--->> --->> is unknown, consult the application developer or rename a DC in
an
--->> test
--->> --->> scenario that mimics your production deployment. Core services
in
--->> Windows
--->> --->> Server 2003 are DC Rename compatible with the exception of Root
--->> --->> Certificate
--->> --->> Authorities. If installed applications are incompatible with DC
--->> Rename,
--->> --->> determine if the application can be re-installed after the DC
--->> rename,
--->> --->> otherwise halt the rename operation.
--->> --->>
--->> --->> b. Is the DC being renamed currently replicating inbound and
--->> outbound
--->> --->> changes in Active Directory?
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Use the REPADMIN.EXE tool to verify that the DC being renamed is
--->> --->> replicating all locally held directory partitions from direct
--->> replication
--->> --->> partners. Similarly, confirm that direct replication partners
are
--->> --->> receiving
--->> --->> inbound changes in Active Directory for the domain controller
being
--->> --->> renamed. Delay the rename operation until inbound and outbound
--->> replication
--->> --->> for DCs, DNS Servers and Global Catalog are successful.
--->> --->>
--->> --->> c. Is the DC being renamed is a Root Certification Authority
(CA)?
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Root CAs are not rename compatible. If a DC host a Root CA,
move the
--->> root
--->> --->> CA to a member computer in the domain using the steps outlined
in
--->> --->> Microsoft
--->> --->> Knowledgebase article 298138
--->> --->>
--->> --->> d. Is the DC being renamed is Global Catalog server?
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Global Catalogs are essential for logon authentication to
native
--->> mode
--->> --->> domains, logon authentication with UPN logon names and
Directory
--->> aware
--->> --->> applications like Exchange 2000. If the DC being renamed is the
only
--->> DC in
--->> --->> a forest, domain or site, promote a new Global Catalog with
--->> sufficient
--->> --->> horsepower in the appropriate Active Directory site.
--->> --->>
--->> --->> e. Is the DC being renamed is a FSMO role holder?
--->> --->>
--->> --->> FSMO roles residing on domain controllers being renamed could be
--->> --->> transferred to an alternate DC to avoid a denial of service.
--->> --->>
--->> --->> f. Is the DC being renamed the target of a DFS root or link?
--->> --->>
--->> --->> The UNC path for DNS roots and links refer to specific computer
name
--->> which
--->> --->> is not updated by DC Rename. If the DC being renamed is the only
--->> target of
--->> --->> a DFS Root, add an additional target. Temporarily remove the DC
--->> being
--->> --->> renamed as a target of any DFS roots using the DFS snap-in.
--->> (start ->
--->> --->> run->
--->> --->> DFSGUI.MSC) provided the DFS root is NOT replicated by FRS.
--->> --->>
--->> --->> If the DC being renamed is the only target of a DFS Link, add an
--->> --->> additional
--->> --->> target. Use the DFS MMC Snap-in (start -> run-> DFSGUI.MSC) to
take
--->> the
--->> --->> renamed target "offline" during the DC Rename operation.
--->> --->>
--->> --->> g. Is the DC being renamed a DNS Server
--->> --->>
--->> --->> DNS "SOA" and "A" records for renamed domain controllers are
updated
--->> --->> automatically by the renamed DC. However, other DNS Servers with
--->> delegated
--->> --->> DNS zones targeting renamed DCs will need to be updated.
--->> --->>
--->> --->> F. Make system state backup
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Hope this helps. If anything is unclear, pleas post back.
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Have a nice day!
--->> --->>
--->> --->>
--->> --->> Sincerely
--->> --->> Morgan Che
--->> --->> Microsoft Online Support
--->> --->> Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
--->> --->>
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--->> --->> --->
--->> --->> --->Thank's for your reply!
--->> --->> --->
--->> --->> --->I decided to do a clean install to avoid any problems. So,
I
--->> need
--->> just
--->> --->> to
--->> --->> --->confirm the following.
--->> --->> --->I need to install DNS/DHCP/WINS and AD on this server which
will
--->> --->> replace the
--->> --->> --->old server. In which order it's better to do it?
--->> --->> --->As for DHCP, I believe I can do it in any moment. But as
for DNS
--->> and
--->> --->> WINS,
--->> --->> --->when it's better to install these, before running dcpromo or
--->> after?
--->> --->> WINS on
--->> --->> --->existing old server is configured as a replication partner
with
--->> WINS
--->> --->> server
--->> --->> --->in our headquarters.
--->> --->> --->Another question is after I install AD/DNS/DHCP/WINS is it
OK to
--->> --->> rename
--->> --->> this
--->> --->> --->new server after I demote existing server to configure it
with
--->> the
--->> --->> same
--->> --->> name
--->> --->> --->and IP of the existing old server? I am thinking about
demoting
--->> old
--->> --->> server
--->> --->> --->just after I promote the new one, and use the procedure as
in
--->> the
--->> --->> folowing
--->> --->> --->link to rename the new domain controler.
--->> --->>
--->http://www.petri.co.il/windows_2003_...ler_rename.htm
--->> --->> --->
--->> --->> --->Will this procedure cause any problems with replication
between
--->> sites?
--->> --->> Would
--->> --->> --->I have to re-configure site replication? Is there anything
else
--->> what I
--->> --->> need
--->> --->> --->to bear in mind while doing this work?
--->> --->> --->
--->> --->> --->Thanking you in advance,
--->> --->> --->
--->> --->> --->Zaur
--->> --->> --->
--->> --->> --->
--->> --->> --->
--->> --->> --->
--->> --->> --->
--->> --->> --->"Morgan che(MSFT)" <v-morche@online.microsoft.com> wrote in
--->> message
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--->> --->> --->> Hi,
--->> --->> --->>
--->> --->> --->> Thanks for posting here.
--->> --->> --->>
--->> --->> --->> Please understand we could only restore a system state
backup
--->> from
--->> --->> one
--->> --->> --->> physical computer to the same physical computer or another
--->> computer
--->> --->> that
--->> --->> --->> has the same make, model, and configuration (identical
--->> hardware).
--->> --->> However,
--->> --->> --->> please note: You may meet some unexpected issues if you
--->> restore
--->> a
--->> --->> system
--->> --->> --->> state backup from one computer to another with different
--->> hardware.
--->> --->> --->> Microsoft does not support restoring a system state
backup
--->> from
--->> one
--->> --->> --->> computer to a second computer of a different make, model,
or
--->> --->> hardware
--->> --->> --->> configuration. Microsoft will only provide commercially
--->> reasonable
--->> --->> efforts
--->> --->> --->> to support this process. Even if the source and
destination
--->> --->> computers
--->> --->> --->> appear to be identical makes and models, there may be
driver,
--->> --->> hardware, or
--->> --->> --->> firmware differences between the source and destination
--->> computers.
--->> --->> --->>
--->> --->> --->> More information, please refer to:
--->> --->> --->>
--->> --->> --->> How to move a Windows installation to different hardware
--->> --->> --->>
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;249694
--->> --->> --->>
--->> --->> --->> Therefore, I recommend you migrate the configuration and
data
--->> --->> manually.
--->> --->> --->> For
--->> --->> --->> the Domain migration, because there is other DC existing
in
--->> your
--->> --->> network,
--->> --->> --->> you can promote an additional DC to synchronize Domain
data.
--->> --->> --->>
--->> --->> --->> About how to promote an additional DC, please refer to:
--->> --->> --->>
--->> --->> --->> How to promote and demote domain controllers
--->> --->> --->> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/238369
--->> --->> --->>
--->> --->> --->> Hope this helps. Have a good day!
--->> --->> --->>
--->> --->> --->> Sincerely
--->> --->> --->> Morgan Che
--->> --->> --->> Microsoft Online Support
--->> --->> --->> Microsoft Global Technical Support Center
--->> --->> --->>
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--->> --->> --->> --->From: "Zaur Bahramov" <zbakhramov@msn.com>
--->> --->> --->> --->Subject: Migrating Windows 2003 server from old
hardware
--->> to
--->> new
--->> --->> --->> hardware
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--->> --->> --->> --->Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
--->> --->> --->> --->NNTP-Posting-Host:
--->> --->> --->> host67-143-static.57-217-b.business.telecomitalia.it
--->> --->> --->> 217.57.143.67
--->> --->> --->> --->Path:
--->> --->> TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP01.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl
--->> --->> --->> --->Xref: TK2MSFTNGHUB02.phx.gbl
--->> --->> --->> microsoft.public.windows.server.migration:3660
--->> --->> --->> --->X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration
--->> --->> --->> --->
--->> --->> --->> --->I have a task to migrate windows 2003 server
--->> (AD/WINS/DHCP/DNS)
--->> --->> which
--->> --->> --->> has no
--->> --->> --->> --->FSMO roles from old hardware to a new hardware. This
is
--->> not
--->> the
--->> --->> only
--->> --->> --->> server
--->> --->> --->> --->on a domain and is located in a remote office. I have
to
--->> --->> preserve
--->> --->> all
--->> --->> --->> --->settings and software install. How can I accomplish
this
--->> with
--->> --->> the
--->> --->> --->> least
--->> --->> --->> --->amount of effort? What would I have to do to make
sure I
--->> have
--->> --->> --->> everything
--->> --->> --->> --->functioning after I do imaging (or ghosting) from this
--->> server to
--->> --->> a
--->> --->> --->> newer
--->> --->> --->> --->hardware?
--->> --->> --->> --->
--->> --->> --->> --->
--->> --->> --->> --->
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