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Anonymous
April 7, 2004 5:41:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

I will be installing a Win2003 server on my 2000 SP4 domain running AD, DNS, and DHCP. I would like to add the 2003 server as a second DC without DHCP (I only have 20 clients). I have read that I need to run the tools located on the 2003 server CD on the 2000 machine and to make sure the 2000 machine has at SP2. Other than these 2 requirements, what other precautions or actions do I need to do before I add this machine to my network?

What would be the steps to add the 2003 machine as a second DC? Just run DCPROMO and insert the domain info. and the such?

I have never promoted a server before nonetheless added a 2nd DC. Any advice/articles/tools/support would be appreciated.

Zack
Anonymous
April 7, 2004 9:09:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Adding a W2K3 DC into a W2K domain is slightly more involved than simply
DCPromo'ing it.

See http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;325379 for more
info.

"The Zack" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:51D2A6B4-5862-4A38-9165-D2798EFD59E3@microsoft.com...
> I will be installing a Win2003 server on my 2000 SP4 domain running AD,
DNS, and DHCP. I would like to add the 2003 server as a second DC without
DHCP (I only have 20 clients). I have read that I need to run the tools
located on the 2003 server CD on the 2000 machine and to make sure the 2000
machine has at SP2. Other than these 2 requirements, what other precautions
or actions do I need to do before I add this machine to my network?
>
> What would be the steps to add the 2003 machine as a second DC? Just run
DCPROMO and insert the domain info. and the such?
>
> I have never promoted a server before nonetheless added a 2nd DC. Any
advice/articles/tools/support would be appreciated.
>
> Zack
Anonymous
April 7, 2004 9:09:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Can I get a small step by step on how to do this? Do I put the 2003 server on the network then run Adprep.exe, forest prep, domian prep, on the 2000 server them run dcpromo on the 2003 server? I'm not running Exchange. Also, all my clients are running XP.

I also know that the server needs to point to itself first for DNS then the other DC as secondary DNS.

Zack


----- Brendon Rogers wrote: -----

Adding a W2K3 DC into a W2K domain is slightly more involved than simply
DCPromo'ing it.

See http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;325379 for more
info.
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Anonymous
April 8, 2004 1:38:31 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Your W2K3 server can be a member server in the 2000 domain.

The basic steps:
Then run ADREP /FORESTPREP
Then run ADREP /DOMAINPREP
Then DCPromo the W2K3 server to a domain controller.

Be warned though - this is not something to undertake lightly. There is no
idiot's guide because this is not something an idiot should be doing. Its
fairly straightforward but if something goes wrong you can have serious
problems.

Research it a bit more, understand the steps involved then proceed.

"The Zack" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D A731830-9A5E-4A6B-B4AD-F8F75A437671@microsoft.com...
> Can I get a small step by step on how to do this? Do I put the 2003
server on the network then run Adprep.exe, forest prep, domian prep, on the
2000 server them run dcpromo on the 2003 server? I'm not running Exchange.
Also, all my clients are running XP.
>
> I also know that the server needs to point to itself first for DNS then
the other DC as secondary DNS.
>
> Zack
>
>
> ----- Brendon Rogers wrote: -----
>
> Adding a W2K3 DC into a W2K domain is slightly more involved than
simply
> DCPromo'ing it.
>
> See http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;325379
for more
> info.
>
>
Anonymous
April 8, 2004 2:29:44 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Hi Zack,

Download a migration white paper "upgwin2k.doc" from
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/w...
ws03-2.mspx , which contains "How to migrate from Windows 2000 to Windows
2003?"

Regards
sjhari@online.microsoft.com

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
Anonymous
April 8, 2004 2:29:45 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

I don't know if this helps, but I'm not upgrading a server from 2000 to 2003. I'm adding a 2003 server to my forest and want it to be a DC along with my 2000 server.

Thank!

Zack

----- S.J.Haribabu wrote: -----

Hi Zack,

Download a migration white paper "upgwin2k.doc" from
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/w...
ws03-2.mspx , which contains "How to migrate from Windows 2000 to Windows
2003?"

Regards
sjhari@online.microsoft.com

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
Anonymous
April 8, 2004 4:51:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

I am going to put my 2003 server on the network as a member server firstly because it is going to store my new ERP system we are implementing. However, I also need it be a DC because I only have 1 DC on my network at this time. I figure since I have the resources, why not? (Dell Xeon Duel P4 2Ghz with 1gig ram)

I actually read the 'manual' that came with Win2003 server and it explains in some detail and some resources on the net as what to do so have a pretty good understanding. I'm going to try to do this in a test environment first just to make sure. Another thing I need to do is upgrade 2 9x machines to XP and my 2 NT member servers to 2000 server as well.

But, do I need to do anything to the NT member servers? I'm assuming they just need to have the latest patches/hotfixes.

Zack

----- Brendon Rogers wrote: -----

Your W2K3 server can be a member server in the 2000 domain.

The basic steps:
Then run ADREP /FORESTPREP
Then run ADREP /DOMAINPREP
Then DCPromo the W2K3 server to a domain controller.

Be warned though - this is not something to undertake lightly. There is no
idiot's guide because this is not something an idiot should be doing. Its
fairly straightforward but if something goes wrong you can have serious
problems.

Research it a bit more, understand the steps involved then proceed.

"The Zack" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D A731830-9A5E-4A6B-B4AD-F8F75A437671@microsoft.com...
> Can I get a small step by step on how to do this? Do I put the 2003
server on the network then run Adprep.exe, forest prep, domian prep, on the
2000 server them run dcpromo on the 2003 server? I'm not running Exchange.
Also, all my clients are running XP.
>> I also know that the server needs to point to itself first for DNS then
the other DC as secondary DNS.
>> Zack
>>> ----- Brendon Rogers wrote: -----
>> Adding a W2K3 DC into a W2K domain is slightly more involved than
simply
> DCPromo'ing it.
>> See http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;325379
for more
> info.
>>
Anonymous
April 8, 2004 8:27:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

If your NT4 servers & workstations are at Service Pack 6a you should be
fine.


"The Zack" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:686F3B1D-5CE2-459D-B08C-D9C65C70CF4A@microsoft.com...
> I am going to put my 2003 server on the network as a member server firstly
because it is going to store my new ERP system we are implementing.
However, I also need it be a DC because I only have 1 DC on my network at
this time. I figure since I have the resources, why not? (Dell Xeon Duel
P4 2Ghz with 1gig ram)
>
> I actually read the 'manual' that came with Win2003 server and it explains
in some detail and some resources on the net as what to do so have a pretty
good understanding. I'm going to try to do this in a test environment first
just to make sure. Another thing I need to do is upgrade 2 9x machines to
XP and my 2 NT member servers to 2000 server as well.
>
> But, do I need to do anything to the NT member servers? I'm assuming they
just need to have the latest patches/hotfixes.
>
> Zack
>
> ----- Brendon Rogers wrote: -----
>
> Your W2K3 server can be a member server in the 2000 domain.
>
> The basic steps:
> Then run ADREP /FORESTPREP
> Then run ADREP /DOMAINPREP
> Then DCPromo the W2K3 server to a domain controller.
>
> Be warned though - this is not something to undertake lightly. There
is no
> idiot's guide because this is not something an idiot should be doing.
Its
> fairly straightforward but if something goes wrong you can have
serious
> problems.
>
> Research it a bit more, understand the steps involved then proceed.
>
> "The Zack" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D A731830-9A5E-4A6B-B4AD-F8F75A437671@microsoft.com...
> > Can I get a small step by step on how to do this? Do I put the
2003
> server on the network then run Adprep.exe, forest prep, domian prep,
on the
> 2000 server them run dcpromo on the 2003 server? I'm not running
Exchange.
> Also, all my clients are running XP.
> >> I also know that the server needs to point to itself first for DNS
then
> the other DC as secondary DNS.
> >> Zack
> >>> ----- Brendon Rogers wrote: -----
> >> Adding a W2K3 DC into a W2K domain is slightly more involved
than
> simply
> > DCPromo'ing it.
> >> See
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;325379
> for more
> > info.
> >>
Anonymous
April 9, 2004 2:06:06 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Brendon,

I'm new to this network so I need to know the following:

How can I tell that I'm running 6a. I see that they are running 6 when they boot up. Where can I download 6a? I'm more a 2000k Admin. I don't know much about NT.

Thanks much!

Zack

----- Brendon Rogers wrote: -----

If your NT4 servers & workstations are at Service Pack 6a you should be
fine.
Anonymous
April 9, 2004 8:34:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

NT4 SP6 was quickly updated by MS to SP6a; the machines will only indicate
SP6 even if they have 6a installed. Start > Run > Winver.exe will show you
the details.

In any event. you need SP3 and above for NT4 to work with W2K3 - so you're
fine.

"The Zack" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 745B3EC-EC7E-4426-820A-B9ED9BC79F17@microsoft.com...
> Brendon,
>
> I'm new to this network so I need to know the following:
>
> How can I tell that I'm running 6a. I see that they are running 6 when
they boot up. Where can I download 6a? I'm more a 2000k Admin. I don't
know much about NT.
>
> Thanks much!
>
> Zack
>
> ----- Brendon Rogers wrote: -----
>
> If your NT4 servers & workstations are at Service Pack 6a you should
be
> fine.
>
>
>
!