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Adding 2000Pro Clients to NT4 Domain

By NorthWest ·
We have four servers - PDC, BDC, Proxy Server, and IIS all on NT4 Server boxes. All 250 workstations run WIN95. What is the best/easiest way for us to upgrade our network? I mean, can new clients running 2000 Professional log onto an NT4 domain, andwill the NT policies and user profiles work on the 2000 clients? We would prefer to leave NT4 on the servers for now, and perhaps upgrade all workstations to 2000 Pro. Will that work?

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'What is the best way' is a difficult question in situations with a large number of variables. A few confusions first:
* NT policies and user profiles don't exist.
Win95 has policies and profiles, and they are presently stored inside your NT Server systems.
* No, Win95 policies (not NT policies!) don't work at W2K workstations. However there are ways to have W2K workstation policies (called Group Policies) working when not running W2K Server and Active Directory. The ways come down on havingthe policies in files (similar to CONFIG.POL) which are stored on the NT Server.
* W2K user profiles can be stored on any file server, so also on NT file servers.

So yes, as long as your workstations match the W2K hardware reqs (300 MHz Pentium,128 M of RAM) what you propose can be done.

Hope this helps,

<Erik> - The Netherlands

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