About upgrade windows 2003 server domain controller to windows 2008 server

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Hi i have domain controller on platform windows 2003 server enterprise edition. I want upgrade this domain controller to windows 2008 server enterprise edition. I have MOC server, Sharepoint server 2003 edition, Exchange serverr 20003 server ent ed. I want to know what may be problem on my upgrade? May be problem on exchange server ?

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windows 2003 server, windows 2008 server
ASKED: July 27, 2010  11:34 AM
UPDATED: July 28, 2010  12:00 PM

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I would recommend you install a fresh windows 2008 domain controller into your environment. Do the forestprep and domainprep first prior to adding this server to the environment. Once you add this server as a domain controller and all identical functions as the previous server, then you can migrate the FSMO roles over to it.

By attempting to upgrade this platform, you will be affecting too many systems (Active Directory, Exchange, and SharePoint). Your domain controller should have no other systems attached to it. You should have a dedicated “application server” where you can house Exchange and SharePoint.

Thanks Wiki for your answer. But i read that if i’ll try to move MSFO rules there vere a problem. If i’ll install fresh domain controller and add it as e second domain controller then move the rules is there’ll be problem?

Wiki please lok at this information: http://www.ehow.com/how_5961470_migrate-server-2003-server-2008.html
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