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By philldmc ·
Currently I have a PDC (George) that runs the office clients. I also have a BDC (Mary) that runs the computer lab and classrooms. I also have one Proxy Stand Alone Server. All these servers run on the same domain. The Proxy will say on NT4.

I want to upgrade the PDC and the BDC to Windows 2000 Server. I already have the software installed but not configured. The new domain controller (ADAM) is replacing the PDC and (EVE) is replacing the BDC.

How should I configure EVE to work with ADAM?Should I make EVE a child domain to ADAM or should EVE be a separate domain that has trust with ADAM? How will running two separate domains affect the proxy server? Are there possible IP conflicts having two different DCHP servers running on the same physical wiring, possibly giving out the same IP address?

I want the end result being that the office runs off ADAM and the lab and classrooms run off EVE but all have access to the Proxy and shared printers.

Let me know what you think.

Phill

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by mshavrov In reply to Domain Setup

Hey, hey! Slow down! It's a long story to explain all new Windows 2000 technologies in this forum. It would be better for you to take 2-3 days off this task and read more about Windows NT to Windows 2000 migration. You may look for white papers here, at microsoft.com or just type "windows nt 2000 migration" and you will get many answers to your question.

But, if you hurry :-)...

Windows 2000 has similar concept about PDC and BDC like Windows NT but with small difference: BDC has same weight with PDC. You should create tree (domain) on PDC, and then, when you will migrate BDC you just join it to existing tree.

DHCP servers should not have same IP addresses in pool under no circumstances. If you want to have "redundancy", configure 70% of IP addresses on ADAM, and rest 30% on EVE.

If you want to have classroom separeted from the office, you may just create another "computers policy" or "users policy", and configure "lab" computers to use resources from EVE.

But again,take a few days to read white papers and How-To's for Windows 2000 and espesially Windows migration.

Good luck.

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by erikdr In reply to Domain Setup

When you are happy with the fact that on NT both were in one domain, why separate the domains now that you go to W2K and ADS? Just keep together. Generally spoken, trusts should be avoided under W2K anyhow...
1) How to configure: add Eve to the Adam domain. It will be just a secondary DC, not a PDC/BDC construction anymore. Adam (being created the first) will hold the Operations Master roles, for the rest no difference.
2) Well there would still be 2 domains left, the ADS domain and the proxy. However you can make the proxy a member of the ADS domain. This means it will accept ADS user logons, which is handy in your case I presume.
3) IP conflicts: yes, better have each server handing out a separate range. However when a duplicate wouldoccur the workstation getting the 2nd instance would immediately disconnect of the IP net and reboot, at which time hopefully the stack is so clever to ask for a new DHCP address...

Hope this helps,

<Erik> - The Netherlands

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