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I am in the process of moving from 2003 to 2008. I have a 2003 server which is the ...
12th August 2010, 12:37 PM #1
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Changing Master controller
I am in the process of moving from 2003 to 2008. I have a 2003 server which is the master controller and I plan to switch a newer 2008 server to the master controller but I openly admit that I am quite weak on domains/ DNS etc so I am have some queries before doing so
- In the mmc 'Active Directory Domains and trusts' there is an option in Operations Master to allow me to change - can it be really that straightforward?
- Will I need to migrate Active Directory to the 2008 server once I would change?
- What sorts of problems can I expect in doing this?
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12th August 2010, 01:44 PM #2
Originally Posted by fred54
1) Yes, provided you've run adprep and your new 2008 DC is a global catalogue.
2) No, you can stay at 2003 functional level if you need to
3) It really depends on your environment. Known good backups build confidence
Read this on adprep: Windows Server 2008 ADPREP
This on FSMO transfer (applies to 2008 too): Transferring FSMO Roles
And this as a general checklist and ntp info: Upgrading an Active Directory Domain from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 - MWeber's Blog
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