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 PostPost subject: Migrating Windows Server 2003        Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:54 am 
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Hi,

I've currently got a Windows Server 2003 Standard Machine acting as both Exchange and Primary Domain Controller, yes unadvisable I know.

I need to know how I can easily migrate it to another machine, which doesn't have a current hard drive so I can't install and migrate.

Wish I could just put take the hard rive out, and put it in, but the specs are different and hence, complications, anyway.

Please advise,

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 PostPost subject: Re: Migrating Windows Server 2003        Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:10 pm 
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Sorted it, all I did was put the drive in, and do a repair install. Now there are a few problems I have. A few hardware devices mark up as Unknown, but as they are on PCI, I can't detect which devices they are, and hence install the correct driver for them.

Anyone know?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Migrating Windows Server 2003        Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:50 am 
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Check out which device ID the unknown devices have and look it up on the net. If you click Properties on a device that's unknown choose the Details tab. Under the Device Instance Id section you should see a long string, here's an example of a device I didn't install a driver for:

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PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2997&SUBSYS_2801103C&REV_02\3&B1BFB68&0&1B


The two sections you should pay attention to is the VEN and DEV sections, in this case VEN_8086 and DEV_2997. This tells you who made the hardware and it's function. There are many pages you can look this up, but the first hit on Google (searching for "Device ID" gives you

http://www.pcidatabase.com/

Enter your VEN ID or DEV ID and you'll get your device info. In my case it says Intel made the hardware, and that it's a "Intel PCI Serial Port". In my case this can of course refer to any port that communicates with a serial protocol, but it gives you a hint when you're looking for a driver. Check at the website of the vendor (may be difficult if it's Intel in my case) or the OEM website (my system is a HP machine, so I would look there for drivers).

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