fleeing the tianic...

fleeing the tianic...

Post by ActionNotM » Sat, 15 Apr 2006 04:41:57

Just received this assignment and it's obvioulsy still in the very
early stages of the planning phase: there's an AD structure with ~1200
users, and the whole smorgusboard that goes with that...most notingly
in my mind right now 3 exchange servers. (in memory of a good
admonisment that I received, "you can mess with a lot of stuff, but
don't mess up with people's emails). Anyway this directory has been
patched and repatched all the way from NT4 to a mixed 2000 environment,
with some of the DCs actually being 2003s. But you know how it is with
upgrades...errors are popping up all over the place for the minutest of
changes, and the infexibility and insecurity is something that the
bosses just don't want.

This isn't a migration in the sense that we want to upgrade any
further. We want to set up a new network and in a procedurely manner
move over all the necessary items. Accounts, mail, etc. This, in my
mind is such a mammoth - especially at the end of a weekend - that I
don't really want to be *** ly on the details right now.

I'd just appreciate any ideas on how this can be approached, references
to relative books, URLs, etc, etc. Thanks.

fleeing the tianic...

Post by v-xuwe » Sat, 15 Apr 2006 11:17:52


I'd like to suggest you use a tool called ADMT. You can refer to following

326480 How to use Active Directory Migration Tool version 2 to migrate from
Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003

Hope it helps.

Best regards,

Vincent Xu
Microsoft Online Partner Support

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