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Moving AD on Server 2003

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I am moving a DC to new hardware with the machine being a VM. A straight copy wont work due to AD being so sensitive. I need to demote, move, and promote for this to work. I already moved all my FSMO roles, DHCP, DNS, and WINS. The last piece is the CA. Ive read the KB article on moving a CA but it wants to remove the old server for good and move it to a new server with the same name. Can I just back it up, move the server then restore it to itself? It will be keeping its name.

Has anyone made a PDC / CA migration before and is there anything I need to look out for?

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I must say that is really a tough JOB!

I've recently setup/upgraded our DC to new HP 370 with Win server 2003. It is an additional server for the domain forest, hard part is the synchronization/replication to 22 existing DC.

Good luck to you!
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