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Mixed mode vs. native mode

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In this week's column, Mike Mullins addresses the two major types of Windows domains: mixed mode and native mode. What trouble have you had converting your NT domain to a native Win2K domain structure? Is your domain security better and easier to control after the transition?

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what about Win9x clients?

by timo.maas In reply to Mixed mode vs. native mod ...

Aint there any connectivity/auth problems? Install Active Directory Client for Win9x & all is good & well?

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No problems

by Malcolm R In reply to what about Win9x clients?

No need to install the AD Client just to authenticate - NTLM authentication still works for the Win9x and WinNT boxes.

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Problems adding BDC afterwards

by agbomomoh In reply to No problems

It is been difficult adding Backup Domain Controller (BDC) since I changed to Native Mode.
Help me on how to do this. I attempted doing this several times but no success. When we were operating mixed mode it is very easy.

I need reply to this.

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BDC in a native mode domain?

by Desktop Jinx In reply to Problems adding BDC after ...

There are no BDCs in a native mode domain. Do you mean you can't promote a Win2000 Server to a Domain Controller?

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Port & Protocol lists missing

by IT-Matters In reply to Mixed mode vs. native mod ...

Is anyone else missing the Port & Protocol lists? When the author talks about the following "ports & protocols" for each mode, I don't see any that follow. If I'm the only one, could someone reply to this message with the lists? Thanks.

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by IT-Matters In reply to Port & Protocol lists mis ...

The lists came in when I went back to the article after leaving techrepublic. Must have been a hiccup in the data flow to my browser.

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trusting an NT4 server

by pjfallo In reply to Mixed mode vs. native mod ...

We have a situation whereby we can't establish a two way trust with an NT4 Server. It will work one way but will be destroyed when we try two way.
The SC fails if we try the two way and it will display an error saying that the credentials supplied are in conflict with ones already in use.
Even though passwords are the same. Could it be because the nt4 machine is a PDC? Help!!!

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What about Samba?

by bgoldstein In reply to Mixed mode vs. native mod ...

Last time I checked, Samba did not support active directory. If you want to share drives between Unix and Windows using domain authentication then you need to continue running in mixed mode.

This functionality is important to many of my Unix users.

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Not true

by Malcolm R In reply to What about Samba?

The clients do not need to be AD-aware. We use SAMBA servers, with authentication to our native-mode AD domain, with no problems.

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