Server Consolidation / 2003 DC Upgrade

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Subject: Server Consolidation / 2003 DC Upgrade
Posted by:  l (..@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006

Hello,

I'm planning to replace 3 servers (two Windows 2000 DC's / File servers and
one 2003 Exchange server) with one 2003 DC / File server and one 2003
Exchange server. The existing hardware is getting old and will be retired and
used as backup.
I plan on installing both new PC's this weekend as well as all the apps /
software / config as possible and will move users over gradually. The
Exchange migration we are going to do in a few weeks on a weekend while we
can bring the system down.
My question is, what do I need to be concerned with in this upgrade? Are
there ramifications in putting 2003 DC's online while there are two 2000 DC's
already etc..

Any comments or suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks,
Russ

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