I need to upgrade my active directory server 2003 to 2008.
To be on the safer side i have taken a backup of my windows 2003 system ie for the active directory and when i tried to restore the backup on my virtual machine with windows 2003 in active directory restore mode, restore shows complete but on restarting my machine virtual machine hangs.I followed the method in technet for backup and restore.
I have tried to restore the backup in the following scenarios but all have failed:?
1) any existing windows 2003 with AD and all other applns
2) Fresh windows 2003 installn, No ActiveDirectory.
3) Fresh windows 2003 installn, ActiveDirectory installed.
How can i successfully restore the backup of my windows 2003 Active directory on another new windows 2003 .Pls help.this is urgent!!