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Single AD 2000 DC...would you first make a BDC of a second AD2000 [message #413793] Wed, 17 March 2010 08:02 Go to next message
Dirt Bike  is currently offline Dirt Bike
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Just one W2Ksp4 DC. No Exchange in the environment. Only AD and DNS are on
this box. File/print, iis, sharepoint, everything has been off-loaded to
other W2K3sp2 servers. Do I make a W2K BDC before I attempt an upgrade?
My gut says no, the migration path is too neat and clean to make a W2K3sp2 a
BDC to my existing and then promote it.
Thank you very much for your thoughts, ideas, warnings or otherwise.
Cheers.
Re: Single AD 2000 DC...would you first make a BDC of a second AD2000 [message #413797 is a reply to message #413793] Wed, 17 March 2010 08:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
meiweb  is currently offline meiweb  Germany
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Hello Dirt,

It is recommended to have at least 2 DC/DNS/GC per domain for failover and
redundancy. In your case add a second server to the domain which you install
directly with Windows server 2003.

See here how to:
http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/archive/2010/02/13/upgrading- an-active-directory-domain-from-windows-server-2000-to-windo ws-server-2003-or-windows-server-2003-r2.aspx

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> Just one W2Ksp4 DC. No Exchange in the environment. Only AD and DNS
> are on
> this box. File/print, iis, sharepoint, everything has been off-loaded
> to
> other W2K3sp2 servers. Do I make a W2K BDC before I attempt an
> upgrade?
> My gut says no, the migration path is too neat and clean to make a
> W2K3sp2 a
> BDC to my existing and then promote it.
> Thank you very much for your thoughts, ideas, warnings or otherwise.
> Cheers.
Re: Single AD 2000 DC...would you first make a BDC of a second AD2000 [message #413927 is a reply to message #413793] Wed, 17 March 2010 10:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Santhosh Sivarajan  is currently offline Santhosh Sivarajan
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fyi..There is no PDC, BDC concept in Active Directory. That was in NT
world. All DCs can perform read and write operations (except RODC).

If you are planning an upgrade, it is a good idea to have additional domain
controllers. This will be your roll back plan if something goes wrong
during the upgrade process..


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"Dirt Bike" <DirtBike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3E285B1A-F039-4C5A-ACD2-29BF628C7021@microsoft.com...
> Just one W2Ksp4 DC. No Exchange in the environment. Only AD and DNS are
> on
> this box. File/print, iis, sharepoint, everything has been off-loaded to
> other W2K3sp2 servers. Do I make a W2K BDC before I attempt an upgrade?
> My gut says no, the migration path is too neat and clean to make a W2K3sp2
> a
> BDC to my existing and then promote it.
> Thank you very much for your thoughts, ideas, warnings or otherwise.
> Cheers.
Re: Single AD 2000 DC...would you first make a BDC of a second AD2000 [message #414642 is a reply to message #413793] Thu, 18 March 2010 06:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pbbergs  is currently offline pbbergs  United States
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Since Windows 2000 all dc's are treated the same with the exception of which
machine manages the five fsmo roles. I would upgrade your forest to 2003
and bring in a new dc and promote it. Move all the new fsmo roles over to
it and then flatten and rebuild the old Windows 2000 box and bring it up as
a second dc (If the hardware can manage the o/s).

I have an article on upgrading your forest from 2000 to 2003
http://www.pbbergs.com/windows/articles.htm
Select Upgrade your forest to 2003

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"Dirt Bike" <DirtBike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3E285B1A-F039-4C5A-ACD2-29BF628C7021@microsoft.com...
> Just one W2Ksp4 DC. No Exchange in the environment. Only AD and DNS are
> on
> this box. File/print, iis, sharepoint, everything has been off-loaded to
> other W2K3sp2 servers. Do I make a W2K BDC before I attempt an upgrade?
> My gut says no, the migration path is too neat and clean to make a W2K3sp2
> a
> BDC to my existing and then promote it.
> Thank you very much for your thoughts, ideas, warnings or otherwise.
> Cheers.
Re: Single AD 2000 DC...would you first make a BDC of a second AD2000 [message #414685 is a reply to message #414642] Thu, 18 March 2010 07:45 Go to previous message
Phillip Windell  is currently offline Phillip Windell  United States
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> "Dirt Bike" <DirtBike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3E285B1A-F039-4C5A-ACD2-29BF628C7021@microsoft.com...
> the migration path is too neat and clean to make a W2K3sp2 a BDC to my
> existing and then promote it.

There is no such thing as a BDC after NT4.0


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