Domain Controller migration from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008

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I am putting together a migration plan for moving data and users from Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller to the a new Windows Server 2008 read only domain controller. DNS, DHCP, User data, shares - all need to be migrated. What are the steps that I need to take to migrate DHCP, Users and Data? Please feel free to add other things if I am missing something. Thank you. Moderator Note: This is a submitted question
ASKED: April 7, 2009  6:49 PM
UPDATED: April 7, 2009  10:40 PM

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Check out the <a href=”http://www.quest.com/migration-manager-for-active-directory/”>AD Migration Manager tool from Quest</a>.

There is also the <a href=”http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ae279d01-7dca-413c-a9d2-b42dfb746059&displaylang=en”>AD Migration Tool</a> from Microsoft that might assist you. See the <a href=”http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d99ef770-3bbb-4b9e-a8bc-01e9f7ef7342&DisplayLang=en”>Microsoft ADMT guide</a> for additional details

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For a read-only domain controller, you don’t need to worry about users other than caching login information. DNS and DHCP are setup just as they would be in Server 2003; install and configure the services. The file shares are the same, copy the files over and create shared folders.

One thing you need to know, is you need to already have a full windows 2008 domain controller on your domain.

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