Hot Downloads

Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: New Domain controller or Upgrade Old one

New Domain controller or Upgrade Old one 6 years 6 months ago #33817

  • defsoul
  • defsoul's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Frequent Member
  • Posts: 53
  • Karma: 0
Hi All,

We're about to get new servers since the one we have is over 5 yrs and starting to give issues, Instead of upgrading the old windows server 2003 DC,AD and DNS server, the event log is full of error (E.g Event ID 10568,13562,4000,3000,9999,1864,2092).
My Question is is it wise to upgrade to my new windows server 2008 or should I just start everything from scratch.What are the advantages and disadvantages and what problems am i likely to come accros if i do everything from scartch. I've got about 60 users so its not much of a problem to recreate users and setting up policies. Is it possible for me to have another DC (with different name) on the same network, why I would like to do this is so I can start moving users from the old DC to the new one
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: New Domain controller or Upgrade Old one 6 years 6 months ago #33859

  • S0lo
  • S0lo's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 1577
  • Thank you received: 7
  • Karma: 3
As usual my memory is dusty here but I'll have a say.
Is it possible for me to have another DC (with different name) on the same network, why I would like to do this is so I can start moving users from the old DC to the new one

Yes you can. But don't do it on a new different domain name while on the using same forest IF YOU PLAN to remove the old server. If you plan to remove the old server, then do the new one as a DC for the SAME domain name. OR you can create a totally new forest.

This is because the first domain on an AD forest has some thing called "Enterprise Users". These will go away if you delete it the old domain.

By the way, there is an Active Directory Migration Tool that can help you migrate things, here:

www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx...2&displaylang=en

Any one, please correct me if my info is old. I know they changed allot of stuff in Win Server 2008
Studying CCNP...

Ammar Muqaddas
Forum Moderator
www.firewall.cx
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Time to create page: 0.081 seconds

CCENT/CCNA

Cisco Routers

  • SSL WebVPN
  • Securing Routers
  • Policy Based Routing
  • Router on-a-Stick

VPN Security

  • Understand DMVPN
  • GRE/IPSec Configuration
  • Site-to-Site IPSec VPN
  • IPSec Modes

Cisco Help

  • VPN Client Windows 8
  • VPN Client Windows 7
  • CCP Display Problem
  • Cisco Support App.

Windows 2012

  • New Features
  • Licensing
  • Hyper-V / VDI
  • Install Hyper-V

Linux

  • File Permissions
  • Webmin
  • Groups - Users
  • Samba Setup