Active Directory Upgrade 2000 - 2008

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June 30, 2011 at 10:38:53
Specs: Windows 2008, Intel
I will try to keep this as short and sweet as possible. I have a plan in place to move from 2000 to 2008 using this technique I have tested all of this in a lab environment but had a few questions:

1. I was told that this command would work on win 2000 when I need to export the DHCP database "c:\w2k3DHCPdb all", but it looks to be a 2003 command?

2. What if our current DC is also a print server? I believe that this obstacle could be a show stopper, after I transfer the FSMO roles and "demote" the old DC I will rename the new DC to what the old DC was, however, how is that going to work if people are printing to a printer located at "DC_OLD" with a server name that now belongs to "DC_NEW"? (I hope that makes sense)? OR.. do I really need to give the new DC the same name as the old?

3. Can I place the 2008 box on the domain (obviously I am not making it a DC at this point and it won't have the same name) before I start Adprep.exe on my 2000 box?

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July 5, 2011 at 15:42:30
Hi scj6771,

First of all, your first link is broken so I wasn't able to see it, and therefore I can't comment on the specifics of your objective.

From what I gather you are going from a Windows Server 2000 domain to a Windows Server 2008 domain.
I just have one question at this time. Would it be possible for you to do a domain restructure instead of a migration?

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