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Migrating to W2K & AD

By matt_falenski ·
I have been doing research, but nothing is as good as advice from people who have already moved to AD from an NT4 environment.
I have 6 servers in 2 domains and 4 stand alone servers.
I want to move to 2000 slowly by doing one domain next week, then the other in July.
I plan on doing a few backups, offlining a BDC, and upgrading the PDC to 2000 AS.
Then I will upgrade the BDC's one at a time until they are all 2000 AS.
Questions:
* Can I run AD, and keep the other standard NT4 domain until I upgrade?
* As long as I upgrade the PDC to 2000 first, the PDC emulator will keep the BDC's
happy until I can upgrade them all?
* Any good books on migrating, and any gotchas that I shoudllook out for?
Thanks!!!

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by Mikel~T In reply to Migrating to W2K & AD

You can keep your other NT 4 domain running while you perform the W2K upgrade on the other domain. I'm assuming that you are aware that you upgrade the PDC first, and then the BDCs, but you need to make sure and the mode of Active Directory to Native once you have migrated all of your BDCs. This will allow for you to setup sites and allow for Active Directory Replication. Once you have upgraded the first domain, you will need to make sure that any of the trust relationships between the two domains are setup correctly. W2K does not have one way trusts. You either trust a domain, or you don't. This should be to your advantage.

As far as books, there are a million. Training Classes for large projects like this are your best bet, butaffordable isn't a word I would use to describe those classes.

I hope this helps.

Mike

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by Mikel~T In reply to Migrating to W2K & AD

the above line: "but you need to make sure and the mode of Active Directory to Native once you have migrated all of your BDCs" should read, but you need to make sure and change the mode of Active Directory to Native Mode after you have migrated all of your BDCs.

sorry.

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