Upgrade Active Directory from WS03 to WS08 R2 – Sample Scripts

Posted: 31st March 2011 by Christoffer Andersson in Uncategorized

The sample scripts is provided “AS-IS” with no warranties

Table 1.1 Upgrade Active Directory from WS03 to WS08 R2 Sample Scripts

Name

Description

CopyLogs.VBS

This script will backup all event logs and store them in C:migdata.

GetDHCPConfig.BAT

This script will backup the DHCP database and the DHCP Server configuration and store them in C:migdata

GetDNSConfig.BAT

This script will backup none-Active Directory primary zones and store them in C:migdata

GetIASConfig.VBS

This script has a prerequisite that the iasmigreader.exe has been run (You can find this tool at your Windows Server 2008 R2 DVD at the following location: “sourcesdlmanifestsmicrosoft-windows-iasserver-migplugin” the script will move the config to C:migdata.

GetIPConfig.BAT

This script will save the current IP-config and save it in a text file stored in C:migdata

GetPrefBH.VBS

This script can be used to locate preferred bridgehead servers that can use replication issues during domain controller replacement.

GetTombstone.VBS

This script can be used to determine the current tombstone life time, if less than 180 days, we recommend to set it to 180 days.

RetireDC.cmd

This script will change the name of a demoted Windows Server 2003 domain controller to its current name __RET (retired) and configure it to acquire an IP address from DHCP.

RunDcPromo.VBS

This script is a wrapper around DCPROMO to demote a Windows Server 2003 DC, It has a feature to work around the “NETLOGN timeout bug”

SetDHCPConfig.BAT

This script will read and restore the previous backed up the DHCP database and the DHCP Server configuration from C:restore

SetDNSConfig.BAT

This script will read and the previous backed up none-Active Directory Integrated DNS Zones from C:restore

SetIASConfig.BAT

This script will read and import the previous backed up IAS config in C:restore  to NPS

unattend_demote.txt

This file contains environment specific parameters that need to be changed to reflect your environment.

The file is used to demote Windows Server 2003 DCs

unattend_first.txt

This file contains environment specific parameters that need to be changed to reflect your environment.

The file is used to promote the first Windows Server 2008 R2 DC

 

unattend_promote.txt

This file contains environment specific parameters that need to be changed to reflect your environment.

The file is sued to promote additional Windows Server 2008 R2 DCs using IFM.

  1. Blese says:

    Hello,
    Where can we download the Upgrade Active Directory from WS03 to WS08 R2 Sample Scripts ? It would be very useful…

    • Dmitry says:

      Hello, in downloads section of your site there is no download link to scripts.
      Please, post /fix it.
      Thanx and good luck!!!