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Win2K logging in as client to NT4 Domain

By angwe ·
I've been told that this is possible with the simple addition of time services to NT4, but I would like some verification from someone that a Win2K machine will have no problems logging into a domain controlled by an NT4 server.

Also, if you've been able to achieve this, could you tell me what you did, what problems you had, etc.?

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Win2K logging in as clien ...

My office network is controlled by NT4 PDC and a single BDC, but I have a dozen Win2k Servers as member servers. They work fine.
I am not running DNS for resolution on anything. My PDC is also a WINS server, and all of the Win2K servers are set up to use it for WINS resolution.
The machines can see each other just fine.
Now, I am not getting any of the benefits of DNS name resolution, Kerberos authentication, no Win2K IPSec security, etc.
But it all works. Log into a server and the logon script from the PDC runs just fine!

But I have finally convinced management to let me upgrade to a 2000 Active Directory network. Might as well get into the 21st century here!

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by angwe In reply to Win2K logging in as clien ...

This is exactly the type of answer I was looking for. Thanks.

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by CiscoFred In reply to Win2K logging in as clien ...

We have one pdc and 20 Win2K Pro on our network and 3 win2k servers as member servers they all run fine. I have kix32 to launch my logon scripts and sometime soon we are updating our pdc to ADS.

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by angwe In reply to Win2K logging in as clien ...

Not exactly what I was looking for, and not enough info to help me.

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by romeroGT In reply to Win2K logging in as clien ...

We run on a multidomain environment, most of them are NT and some are W2k. We have clients NT, W2k and XP logging on to all domains. We're talking more than 1k PCs, Notebooks, servers. It required some configuration of trusts between domains, if you need to access resources across domains.
One good tip, if you have logon scripts, edit then on notepad from w2k, using notepad from nt4 will cause problems when clients on w2k run then (also check for compatibility of parameters on commands like XCOPY.

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by angwe In reply to Win2K logging in as clien ...

This was a very useful answer thanks for the tips on the logon scripts. Actually I use a non-notepad text editor, but I'll keep that part about notepad in mind. Thanks.

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