Tuesday, March 10, 2009 12:33 PMI have two Windows 2000 SP4 Server DCs that are hosted on a VMWare box that are only 4GB partitions and therefore can't do an in-place upgrade to Windows 2003 due to disk space limitation etc. I do have another server I can use..meaning I can build that server fresh with windows 2003 and make it a 2003 DC for this same domain and de-commission one of the other 2000 DCs etc. Then free up another server to remove the other 2000 DC. Can I operate with mixed DCs at 2000 and 2003 OS? What do you recommend for the best process to do this? What do I need to be aware of and what pre-reqs should I do prior to starting? Do I need to move any DC roles over to the 2003 server etc? Thanks much for your help. I just want to make sure I have my ducks in a row prior to starting.
Also, my exchange server is already running windows 2003 std sp2 and exchange 2003 sp2 so I assume I am good to proceed without any changes there etc.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 3:43 PMHello BMSFV,
This forum is for helping customers interoperate with Microsoft Products via our Open Protocol Documentation. Information on this program can be found here: http://www.microsoft.com/protocols/default.mspx and the documentation itself can be found here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc203350.aspx. Your issue does not appear to be related to our protocol documentation.
However the below article may provide you with what you are looking for:
Senior Escalation Engineer Microsoft Corporation
US-CSS DSC PROTOCOL TEAM
- Marked As Answer by John DunningMicrosoft Employee Tuesday, March 10, 2009 8:33 PM