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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Preparing for an Upgrade from Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003

Moving servers from Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003 is a relatively straightforward process. You will almost certainly continue to use the existing DNS and Active Directory configuration, network services, administrative methods, and so on. Obviously, this reduces considerably the amount of work involved in a network upgrade.

Upgrading Windows 2000 Forests and Domains

Moving Active Directory from Windows Server 2000 to Windows Server 2003 is a relatively simple task. However, you must take a few steps prior to installation, starting with verifying a backup of the directory, followed by running a directory preparation program (Adprep) a number of times, including once for the forest ...

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