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By an_it_guy ·
Hi all,
The setup : One NT4.0 server(Serv1), acting as a PDC. Added a Win2K Server(Serv2), installed AD, and made it PrimaryDC, which in turn demoted the NT PDC to a BDC, which is ok. Added one more Win2K server(Serv3), installed Exc2K and along with that-AD & appropriate service packs.
Configured the mailboxes on all the existing users(from the existing NT SAM), and all seems to work normal.
The problem :
1. I want the Serv1 to be the primary logon Server for all users. On NT4.0>>Admin Tools>>WindowsNT Diagnostics, in the Network tab, it still shows that Serv1 is the primary logon server for the domain.

2.Now I create a new user with a mailbox. When i go to the cleint side to configure the outlook, the outlook is unable to authenticate the user!!! I m continuously being prompted for 3things-username, domain & password.Even after entering all these details, I m not allowed to go ahead and see the mailbox!!
I m unable to figure out the problem. Pls let me know if theres anything configured wrong!!or anyways to get rid of this prob.
Thnx.

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by avswamy In reply to Creatnig & configuring us ...

create a new user in ur ad while creating it will ask u for mail box is req create it with mail box., then try with the new user. In addition to this config http access also and try the all users at there then u can know where the problem lies. i hope this will solve ur problem

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by an_it_guy In reply to Creatnig & configuring us ...

I have tried that already!! Still the same thing comes up! Thnx for the sugestion.

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by timwalsh In reply to Creatnig & configuring us ...

I fear you may need to start again from scratch. Essentially what you have is 2 entirely separate domains: an NT4 domain and a Win2K AD domain.

You created a couple of problems here. There are a couple of hard, fast rules when migrating an NT4 domain to a Win2K AD domain.

1. A Win2K Domain Controller (DC) CANNOT exist in an NT4 domain.
2. To migrate an NT4 domain to a Win2K AD domain, Win2K and AD MUST be installed on the NT4 PDC.
3. An NT4 BDC can exist in a Win2K domain.

Exchange 2000 gets all of its user information from AD (to include user authentication). Check your Win2K AD Users and Computers tool. I would be willing to bet that the Users container is empty because you didn't realy do a migration.

At this point, you really only have one option. Hopefully, the NT4 PDC (or BDC) is still viable (clients can still authenticate to it).
1. Disconnect the 2 Win2K servers from your network.
2. Delete the installations of Win2K on the other servers.
3.If you don't want to install Win2K on Serv1 (because of hardware issues or whatever), create Serv2 as an NT4 BDC (make sure Serv1 is acting as a PDC).
4. Synchronize Serv2 with Serv1 and promote Serv2 to PDC. Take Serv1 offline (physically disconnect from the network) to act as a fallback.
5. Install Win2K on Serv2. The installation program will detect that it is being run on a PDC and automatically invoke the AD installation routine (installing AD automatically creates a Win2K DC).
6. Assuming step 5 was successful, install Win2K and Exchange2K on Serv3. AD doesn't need to be installed on the Exchange server.
7. Assuming step 5 was successful, Serv1 can be connected to the netwrok and left as an NT4 BDC or wiped and reloaded with Win2K and AD to act as a secondary DC (there is no PDC/BDC relationship in Win2K).

Hope this gets you going in the right direction.

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