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Moving NT4 to Win2K?

By andreww ·
I currently have a NT4 domain model that I would like to retire some servers in. I am thinking about going W2K, but I don't want to have to re-enter all my user accounts and security policies. Is there a way that I can move all of that informationto a new W2K PDC?

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Not as stated..

by tpalmer In reply to Moving NT4 to Win2K?

By moving to Windows 2000 Server your PDC goes away. It would become an ADS (Active Directory Services) platform instead.

There are many reasons that companies delay in moving to the latest thing and this is a fine example of one of them.

Inyour scenario , the loss of the PDC means that any remaining NT4 server(s) would be lost (unable to connect to domain controler) until upgrading them to W2K, since ADS is not native to NT4. There are many other impacts on your environment and I would refer you to the microsoft web site to reveiew the tons of material available concerning this type of move. I won't be moving my company until 2nd QTR 2003. Good luck.

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I understand the PDC vs AD

by andreww In reply to Not as stated..

The thing is that the old server's are going away entirely. I need the information, etc. that is on them though. I need to transfer users, etc.

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NT4 in W2k

by hanepane In reply to Not as stated..

All NT4 is fully useable in a w2k enviroment. It's called Mixed Mode and is the default mode Active Directory installs itself in. So you can have a W2k Active Directory Server running as what is called a PDC Emulator and then have NT4 as BDC's stillrunning without a problem.

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NT4 to NT2000... what about TS

by crusader_rabbit In reply to Moving NT4 to Win2K?

Having worked mostly with NT4.0/TS and Citrix, I have been told that NTServer2000 now includes TS as well as some of the functions found in Citrix. My question is does NT2000 provide for remote printing and file transfer which NT40/TS did not?

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