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By connell_dan ·
at what point is your network considered (to be full-fledged) active directory if you have NT 4.0 Servers and workstations and a 2000 Domain Controller?

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by Joseph Moore In reply to active directory

If you are running Win2KServer as a Domain Controller, and this Server is running the PDC Emulation Operation Role (so your NT4 boxes and BDCs can see the domain), then you have Active Directory installed.
You ran DCPROMO on the Win2KServer, and the NT boxes are Backup Domain Controllers.
So, yes, you have a full-fledged Active Directory implementation.
The only thing you need to do is 1) upgrade the NT BDCs to Win2K DCs, 2) remove all other NT4 machines with Win2KPro/WinXP boxes, & 3)change the Active Directory from "Mixed Mode" to "Native Mode".

But it sounds like you have a "real" install of Active Directory.

hope this helps

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by timwalsh In reply to active directory

You may be talking apples and oranges here.

You have an Active Directory domain as soon as you create a Win2K Domain Controller, regardless of whether you have any NT4 BDCs connected.

AD operates in 2 modes, Native-mode and Mixed-mode.

Mixed-mode - there are NT4 BDCs in the domain.
Native-mode - all DCs are Win2K. You can still have NT4 member servers in a Native-mode domain.

Hope this clears things up.

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