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    Anyone recommend IT contractor?

    Hi all,

    We have had a plan to migrate from Server 2000 to Server 2003. We would supply all the configured servers and software and a company quoted us 6 days to help us with the heavier stuff - ie making sure the SID history tied up with the new domain and that we got Exchange 2003 working correctly and generally bouncing idea's about customising AD. They quoted us 5 days of their time, but we have just gone to book them in, and they say all the dates we are requesting are already booked. It was a bit of a cock up with the school's finance team not liking to release any money until jobs are completed, and the company not commiting without a deposit.

    Anyway, i am left with a migrational project that will need support from someone that has good experience with these types of projects.

    My option at the moment is to postpone, but that would be a disastrous last resort.

    Can anyone recommend anyone, company or single contractor?

    We are located on the dorset/wilts border.

    PM if you can help or any suggestions. I can give you more details of what we are trying to do, amount of users etc.

    Cheers

    Steele

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    Data-Assurance.co.uk - Based Harrogate, have staff all across country - used to work for them, the boss Sean Sanpher is well accredited and the rates are cheaper than alot.

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    Is this a single 2000 domain that you want to upgrade to 2003?
    Are you sure you really need to go to the expense of a contractor?
    I'm sure you'll be able to get someone to do it for you, but you really don't need to - google the process and ensure you have decent backups (just in case)

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    I wonder if anyone on here in the same area as you would consider doing it on a freelance contract.

    I'm sure there are a lot of people on here who would either help you out or come in and do the work for you (for a fee).

    Regards

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    I'm sure lots of people will jump at it, but I'm still not sure the OP needs it.
    It sounds scary, but really honestly isn't! A good read-up on Google and Technet (and probably on here too) and they'll be good to go!

    We did our network a couple of years ago now and the actual process itself isn't a huge one at all - less than a day from start to finish (obviously this might depend on number of servers and location etc)
    I'd say probably one more for Exchange if it's a single server etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steele View Post
    Anyway, i am left with a migrational project that will need support from someone that has good experience with these types of projects.

    My option at the moment is to postpone, but that would be a disastrous last resort.

    Can anyone recommend anyone, company or single contractor?
    Me.

    (Although, in all seriousness, I don't have a huge amount of time to spare right now.. but if you're stuck, you know where to find me )

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    Maypace systems were great for me. Ask to speak to ken bouough in sales and Steve langley in tech. Can't recomend them high enough. Tell them john from watford grammar school for boys recomended them

    Www.maypacesystems.co.uk

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    Sorry wrong website it's Maypace Systems

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    We use BDS Solutions.

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    has anyone not realized the OT was posted in 2006

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    Oh, oops. I blame dwhyte85.

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    EDIT: lol just read 2 posts above, fail :<

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbo View Post
    And nobody replied. Shocking.
    Lol, no I didn't! 10+ for your eagle eyes!

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    Would it not make sense just to miss 2003, and go straight to 2k8?

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