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    Question Upgrade to server 2008 x64 using same hardware

    We're planning to upgrade our existing network infrastructure (2 X 2003 32 bit DCs) to 2008 x64 over the summer. Obviously because this is cross-architecture we need to reinstall the OS but I need to do this in a way I can reuse the existing servers.

    My plan so far is as follows:

    • Transfer all FSMO roles from current forest root to users server
    • Wait for replication to make sure all DNS records etc have migrated
    • Demote existing forest root
    • Run adprep etc against users server in preparation for 2008
    • Reinstall OS on forest root with server 2008 x64
    • Promote new FR as DC
    • Transfer FSMO roles back to FR Server
    • Demote users server
    • Reinstall OS on FR server
    • Promote users server as DC and install DNS etc
    • Wait for replication to occur then perform DCDiag


    Can anyone see any potential problems with the above, or have any experience of a similar migration?


    Also, any ideas how I can reinstate the shares on the servers after the migration? The data will still be there because its on a separate disk.

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    Use RmtShare to recreate the shares its a good tool - Rmtshare - File and Printer shares

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