Archive for February, 2010

Feb 13 2010

System cleanup after an in place upgrade from Windows Server 2008 / Vista to Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows 7

After an in place upgrade some folders are still on the system, which are needed for rollback in case of problems. Also you can copy needed data to the system if needed from the old installation. The folders are $WINDOWS.~Q and $INPLACE.~TR which will be shown if you enable “Show hidden files folders and drives”. […]

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Feb 13 2010

Upgrade a Domain Controller to a new Operating System version and keep the name

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If you have the need to keep the name of a domain controller (DC) you have 2 options, an in place upgrade of the DC in question or choosing a “temporary” DC to free the name of it (only one DC exist in the domain). The following applies only if the DC is NOT running […]

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Feb 13 2010

Upgrading an Active Directory Domain from Windows Server 2000 to Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2003 R2

!!!NEVER START BEFORE HAVING CREATED AND TESTED A BACKUP OF YOUR DATA/MACHINE!!! – On the old server open DNS management console and check that you are running Active directory integrated zone (easier for replication, if you have more then one DNS server on Domain controller) – run replmon (GUI version) from the run line or […]

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Feb 10 2010

Upgrading an Active Directory Domain from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2

!!!NEVER START BEFORE HAVING CREATED AND TESTED A BACKUP OF YOUR DATA/MACHINE!!! If you have installed Exchange 2003 in the domain see the following article first, Exchange requirements otherwise follow the steps below – On the old server open DNS management console and check that you are running Active directory integrated zone (easier for replication, […]

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Feb 06 2010

Upgrading Active Directory to Windows server 2008, when Exchange server 2000 or Exchange server 2003 is installed

For more detailed information also about Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 see “Exchange Server and it’s relationship to Active Directory“ To upgrade an Active directory forest/domain to a newer OS version you have to check some prerequisites. If Exchange 2000 is running in the existing Windows domain, then first check with the following article that no […]

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Feb 06 2010

Upgrading an Active Directory Domain from Windows Server 2000 to Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2

!!!NEVER START BEFORE HAVING CREATED AND TESTED A BACKUP OF YOUR DATA/MACHINE!!! If you have installed Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 in the domain see the following article first, Exchange requirements otherwise follow the steps below – On the old server open DNS management console and check that you are running Active directory integrated zone (easier […]

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