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    Please check my checklist :)

    I'm in the middle of upgrading our Win2003 DC to Server 2008 x64. This is what I have done so far.. If somone could just ensure i'm on the right track... i'd appreciate it..

    - Installed Server 2008 Standard x64 & Installed Updates
    - Renamed Server to CURRIC2 and assigned static IP
    - Pointed DNS to Current 2003 DC
    - Joined to Domain
    - Upgraded Schema on 2003 DC
    ADPREP /Forestprep on the w2k/w2k3 schema master
    ADPREP /rodcprep on the w2k3 domain master
    ADPREP /domainprep on the w2k3 infrastructure master
    ADPREP /domainprep /gpprep
    - Ran DCPROMO on Server 2008
    - Transferred 5 FMSO Roles over
    - Installed DHCP Role (not configured yet)
    - Installed File Server Role

    This is what I plan to do next:
    - Migrate DHCP from 2003 DC
    - Backup Papercut Database
    - Use RichCopy to copy data over (100GB)
    - Run DCPROMO on 2003 DC and demote it
    - Change IP and Computer name on demoted DC (CURRIC1OLD)
    - Remove any records of demoted DC in DNS
    - Change IP and Computer name of new Server 2008 to that of demoted DC (CURRIC1)
    - Change DNS entry to point to self
    - Re-install Papercut
    - Pray!

    Does this look ok? have I missed a fundamental step!!!?

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    Looks ok, just wondering why you have not gone R2 ?

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    Ohno!!!! your right.. i'v just looked at my cd's.. and I have used the wrong one!

    i'm assuming I can insert the correct disk and upgrade? question is.. will this cause network disruption?..and should i continue with my migration.. and upgrade at the end?

    sigh.

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    End the migration and start from scratch. Better to do it properly than bodge it!!

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    Right.. so next steps..

    Transfer 5 FMSO Roles back to 2003 DC
    Run DCPROMO on 2008 DC and demote it..
    Format and start again

    Will i need to re-run adprep from the R2 disc?

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    yes will need to run a further forestprep to take your Schema to R2

    Is there any reason you want to use the same name for the 2008 server in the end? I personally would avoid this to prevent issues down the line....I'd be interested to know if you can simply rename your box that is holding all 5 FSMO roles

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    I'd rather not risk renaming existing DC until it has been decommed.. theres been a couple of posts on here.. i'v sone googling about it.. and it looks like you can rename a server 2008 DC ..

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    sorry I think my "in the end" remark was misleading....I meant why did you want to use the same name at all? I believe you're quite correct in being able to rename a 2008 DC....I just wonder what renaming the server holding also the FSMO roles will do :P

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