W2k3: Hardware upgrade - keep same server name

W2k3: Hardware upgrade - keep same server name

Post by ZGVuaWxpY » Sat, 06 May 2006 01:50:01


HI all

I will be upgrading PDC 2003 with a new hardware. I have all the steps layed
out. However, I'm not sure how I can keep the same server name and IP on the
new hardware. at what moment the switch is made? should I promote my BDC as
PDC , and then build a new PDC?

Please advise...
 
 
 

W2k3: Hardware upgrade - keep same server name

Post by Roland Som » Sat, 06 May 2006 09:53:26


Within Windows 2003 there's no PDC and BDC, but DCs one with FSMO PDC.


I've never tested it, but I think it should work: Shutdown your DC, make
an image (I prefer Acronis TrueImage), restore it onto the new hardware
and restart it. There's no additional activity necessary.

While moving an image to new computer, you have to pay attention of
different hardware of course. Graphics-, networkcard and storagesystem
can easily be changed, different HAL is a little bit more difficult, but
Google will help you.

 
 
 

W2k3: Hardware upgrade - keep same server name

Post by v-xuwe » Sat, 06 May 2006 11:35:35

Hi,

Yes, I think the steps should be:

1. Transfer FSMO to other DC.
2. Demote the old box and remove it out of domain.
3.Add the new box into domain and promote it to DC
4. Transfer FSMO to the new DC.


Best regards,

Vincent Xu
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W2k3: Hardware upgrade - keep same server name

Post by Roland Som » Sat, 06 May 2006 16:41:01


1a. Take care of DNS-Master
1b. Take care of Shema-Master
1c. Take care of Global Catalog Server
1d. Save EFS-Recovery-Certificate (if you want to replace the first DC)


... vice versa.


please take a look at http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

W2k3: Hardware upgrade - keep same server name

Post by ZGVuaWxpY » Sat, 06 May 2006 22:09:02

Thank you for replyes. But when I rename my server name? after is everything
is done? For exmaple, my PDC server name is "MainDC", i am building a new
server, and I want to keep it as "MainDC" as well. How to do it... sorry i
got confused about it...
 
 
 

W2k3: Hardware upgrade - keep same server name

Post by ZGVuaWxpY » Sat, 06 May 2006 22:12:02

disregard this... question was answered...