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By m.graft ·
I've installed a W2k Ad_svr as a child PDC domain of a NT 4 Svr PDC domain. Both have a fixed IP address (Logically) but the child domain DNS name pointing to the PDC NT 4 domain. The main issue here is when logging on one of the other servers whichare on the domain of PDC NT 4 it's taken to long until the process is completed, which I believe this is happening since the server is checking on both domains before the login process has completed. Is there any idea how to solve this matter and please let me know if you still messing any info and I'll be glad to add that to the question.

Thnx,

Manuel

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by LordInfidel In reply to Domain tree

When you say Child PDC domain of a Nt4 svr PDC,

Do you mean that when you installed the w2k srvr that you configured Active Directory for it and gave it the domain name.com/local
that ='s the pdc domain.

ie. NT4 domain = mydomain
Active directory = mydomain.local
w2k server name = 2k1
fqdn w2k server name = 2k1.mydomain.local

If this is the case. Run DCpromo from the command prompt. Remove Active Directory.

Once that is done the server is a standalone. At this point you can join it to the NT4 domain as a member server by right clicking on the network neighborhood icon/properties/Advanced/Network ID/Properties - join the domain.

The main thing to remember is that w2k wants to be it's own person. It does not play wellwith NT4. It can and should only be a member server in an existing NT4 domain. The domain model in w2k is radically different from what you know in NT4.

Basically forget all of the old NT4 concepts and start over.

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by m.graft In reply to Domain tree

Thank you for the info. The issue here is to have both servers running as PDC's in the same domain. I do understand your advice but unfortunately this is not the solution to the problem. The funny part is when I logged to the other machine (which reacted the day before very slow) and every thing seems OK!
Anyway, thank you for the effort.

Cheers,

Manuel

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