Windows 2000 to Windows 2008

Discussion in 'Windows Server Systems' started by BrooklynQ, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. BrooklynQ

    BrooklynQ OSNN One Post Wonder

    I'm replacing a Windows 2000 Domain Controller with a Windows 2008 Domain Controller. This is a brand new box. Any advice on how to do this easily and quickly?
  2. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    This is usually never easy or quick.

    From a very basic level, Backup first, install a new windows 2008 server and join it to the existing domain. Prep the forest and Domain, promote the 2008 box, check DNS/DHCP/etc, transfer FSMO roles, remove old 2000 DC, raise functional level of your domain.

    Those are the basic steps and depending on the complexity of your network (DFS/Exchange/Sites/subdomains/Policy Settings/etc) may be much more involved. Unless you are confident you know what you are doing, I'd advise working with a consulting group to take a look and provide advice.

    edit: Microsoft's Upgrading Active Directory Domains to Windows Server 2008 AD DS Domains document