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Replacing a BDC.

By cscholze ·
I am looking for the best procedure in replacing a BDC ( NT 4.0 ) machine with a new one. I need to keep the same SID on the new box and also copy data to the new machine without losing the security data pertaining to each object. Exactly I am replacing Compaq Proliant 800 machines with Compaq ML350's.These remote servers act as Lotus notes mail servers and file & print servers. They have there own tape backup. I have 16 of these guys to do. Thanks.

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by NTOz In reply to Replacing a BDC.

Im not sure why it would be nessesary for you to keep the same sid. If your looking to keep the same security ACL's then a utility like robocopy, a resouce kit utility should do that job for you. Retaining the SID for the most part wouldnt be possible unless you restored the registry but I dont see what thats going to buy you as the domain controlers share the same domain SID and its created upon creating a new BDC. Your only real option to creating duplicate systems and making them Domain Controlers is to script your Server installs this way ensuring a proper discovery of hardware as NT 4.0 is not really plug and play as is windows 2000.

Pete

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by bohicam1 In reply to Replacing a BDC.

ok, for starters, when you do an install of winnt server and you choose to make the machine a bdc, it will acquire the sid of the domain you are joining. It will only create a new sid when you are installing a pdc to a new domain. As for the data, first of all, why do a new install when you can just place the old hard drives into the new machines? Take the drives out of the old boxes and place them in as primary into the new boxes.
Good luck!

Mike

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