Just looking for some quick recommendations to assit me with planning a move.
I want to take a 2 DC Windows 2000 domain (utilises a domain name I want to get rid of) to a new Windows 2003 domain on new hardware.
2 options present themselves-
1) use ADMT to move accounts over and then DCPROMO the old 2K DCs to be rejoined as member servers in new domain.
2) DCPROMO the 2K3 server in old domain, DCPROMO the old 2K DCs to member serervs and then do a domain rename to the name I want.
Complications: SQL server on one of the old DCs will need to remain accessible as is business critical-will access be affected by domain change (I am not SQL experienced)
Old Domain runs something called IA emailserver, new will run Exchange
What’s a good way ahead and what are some thigns I should watch out for?