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By jim.anderson@accesspoint ·
I have a Nt 4.o domain with one server and 17 workstation, I need to add a new server to replace the old server, I do not want to get rid of the old server yet but want to setup the new win 2000 server as the domain controller, what do I need to do to the old nt 40 pdc, do I need to demote it to a bdc??? I want to keep the system a domain and not a workgroup, and do I need to setup the 2000 domain controller in mix mode.

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by seanm In reply to add new win2000 server NT ...

You can install the W2K server while leaving the NT box as the PDC. You will have to install the W2K machine as a member server.
When you are ready to upgrade the W2k Server to a DC, you will need to demote the NT 4.0 machine to a BDC. You willalso have to remain in Native mode, which is default, until the NT BDC machine is upgraded to W2K, made a member server, or is taken off the Domain.
Once you switch to Native, you will have great functionality within your Domain. In Mixed mode, Group Policy and Group Policy Objects will not replicate to NT BDC`s.
Microsoft has a plethra of info concerning this very topic.

Try this for starters:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/planning/server/serversteps.asp

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