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i`ve pure NT domain with one pdc & 1 BDC ,now we are planning to add a brand new machine as win2000 & want to implement active directory on it,it is installed as server now when i run DCPROMO & choose "addition dc for existing domian " as i want to join to old domain it comes up with error domain is not an active direcory domain ,wat i should do to make a part or old (NT) domain so i can run active dir.i want to keep my PDC & BDC as it is .

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by Mikel~T In reply to NT VS Active Dir

You can add the W2K Server as a member server to your existing network, but unless you upgrade the PDC to W2K, and then implement Active Directory, you can't run DCPROMO on the new W2K server and try to get it to join an existing domain.

You would have to create a separate domain space for the W2K Server, run DCPROMO, and then create a new domain through the Active Directory Setup Wizard.

Typically, you upgrade your PDC to W2K, then your BDCs to run in Native Mode. You can run in MixedMode, but Active Directory won't function correctly. You can't add Active Directory to a domain where a NT 4 machine is the PDC.

I hope this sheds some light on the situation.

Mike.

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by thetechguy In reply to NT VS Active Dir

u cannot do this.w2k can join nt4 domain as member server only not as a domain controller.better upgrade ur pdc to w2k and then join ur new box to the w2k doain(previous nt4 pdc).

u can keep ur bdc with w2k domain controller till u convert the w2k domain controller to native mode.

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