Migrating Active Directory from Server 2003 to 2012


  • We have a server that was our Primary DNS, DHCP and Active Directory and it pretty much stopped wanting to do the roles that we gave it. The other server that we had set up that had active directory set up on it wont start DNS. We were trying to add a 2012 server to the domain and having it take over the roles of the prior ones. After much adjusting of settings, it is being discussed of starting a fresh domain with the server 2012 system and either adding the 2003 server to the new domain to get AD to populate to the 2012 server and not have to re-add all the users over, then moving everything else to the new domain, or seeing if we can export the AD on the 2003 server and importing it into the 2012 server. I keep finding things online referring to adding the 2012 server to the current domain, then moving things from that way, but that hasn't worked up to now, so looking for input on to what the process would be to go this route.
    Tuesday, September 10, 2013 10:01 PM


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