Adding 2003 DC to 2000 domain...

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Subject: Adding 2003 DC to 2000 domain...
Posted by:  Mike (mikey1…@hotmail.com)
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009

I am replacing my main file & print server running Win2k with a 2003 server.
I have run adprep & domain prep on old server, joined new server to domain,
transferred all FSMO roles to it, as well as made it a global catalog
server.
We also have another domain (Win2k) & a trust is set up between them.
Everything seems to be going smoothly so far except for a message in event
viewer;

This computer was not able to set up a secure session with a domain
controller in domain OTHERDOMAIN due to the following:
There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request.
This may lead to authentication problems. Make sure that this computer is
connected to the network. If the problem persists, please contact your
domain administrator.
ADDITIONAL INFO
If this computer is a domain controller for the specified domain, it sets up
the secure session to the primary domain controller emulator in the
specified domain. Otherwise, this computer sets up the secure session to any
domain controller in the specified domain.

My other task is to smoothly transition all shares, printers, etc., to new
server as transparently as possible.
There are about a dozen networked printers that users have mapped,
\\server\printer, as well as network shares that are mapped via log-on
scripts, as well as manually mapping the drives, in some cases.

I planned on installing new printers on new server & sharing them out the
same way & backing up everything from my old DATA driver to new DATA drive,
that should retain permissions, etc.

I had thought that I could add an alias in my DNS records, pointing
OLDSERVER to NEWSERVER, as well as entering the old servers IP address on my
second nic after demoting & removing old server from domain & all would
transition smoothly, or am I dreaming?

I really don't want 50+ users flipping out on Monday morning because
everything has gone to hell, so any & all advice would be appreciated!

I will still have a Win2k server in the mix acting as backup DC, additional
DNS server until I can get another Win2k box & get all 2000 servers out of
the mix. Will this cause problems?

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