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By andyglawe ·
Hi there
I am project managing an Active Directory rollout. We have a number of large manufactring plants worldwide. One of these is a Windows 2000 AD domain, another a NT4 domain and another a workgroup. We are connected by VPN's.
The AD domain is a mess with small workgroups everywhere. We wish to have a fresh start and as such a new AD 2003 Root server has been built in the NT domain with the view to migrate. Our internal DNS namespace will be different from external internet presence. Additionally we are using Notes/ Domino and there are no plans to change that. Does anybody here see any issues with this?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Active Directory issues

You cannot have a new Active Directory 2003 Forest Root as a member of a Windows NT 4.0 domain.

So your first issue is do you Active Directory designed on paper, priot to implementation?

What effect will your new DNS namespace have on the currently deployed Domino servers?

Are you a project manager or a Active Directory architect?

If you are a project manager, stop the project until you have hired an architect.

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by andyglawe In reply to Issues

Sorry typo error there. I certainly realise that you cannot have a root server within a NT domain. I'll make it more clear, we have a forest root server on the network but not part of the current NT4 domain. The objective is to migrate to the new 2003 ad domain. The main issues I have are really with the domino servers. The DNS namespace will be changing so I guess this is where the main problems will lie as far as Domino is concerned.

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