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By GJ2008 ·
Can anyone advise me on the following in relation to upgrading our NT4 network to Active Directory\W2K: At present we have 3 domains which I will like to convert in to Organisational Units (OUs) in Active Directory - how can I do this? What will happen to our existing groups and users when upgrading to Active Directory?

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by wroming In reply to NT4 to W2K

OU's are for your purpose of management now you can put files out there but I would put your files and/or software package on a file server it can be the GC if you choose. And then just give the person(s) access that you want to see it and be sure and take off inheritable permissions on the security tab that away only the rights you give will be seen. Also be sure and put administrator in the rights other wise your server will not be able to see it. Sure post one big questions and send the link. That away I can get a one big point value and you can ask as many questions as you want directly to me. How does that sound?

Member servers in AD are classified just as computers which AD automatically finds. An OU is just an organizational unit which enables you to manage the users and deploy software, policies, etc. more easily. It is really not like a child domain, but it does resides underneath the domain so in a way it is like a child domain. Click on this link maybe this will help you out on understanding the OU vs. Child Domain. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/proddocs/standard/sag_ADintro_19.asp Let me know if you need anything else. :-)

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by SpongeBob_SquarePants In reply to NT4 to W2K

You migrate you existing groups and users to the Active Directory. The recommended procedure is to make sure your domain controllers have fully replicated with the PDC, then take the PDC off line and disconnect it from the network, promote one of your BDCs to a PDC and then upgrade the original PDC to Win2K and designate it as a domain controller. This migrates your user accounts into the Win2K domain. Then, when you are finished with the first upgrade, bring the server back on line and repeat the process with the remaining domain controllers from your NT4 domain. If you are creating a native Win2K domain, make sure you specify that when you configure Active Directory for the full benefits available. You can configure one forest and then move your existing domains under that forest and create your OUs within each domain. OUs are used to manage the groups of users and computer accounts, and the software you have installed on your network servers. You create Group Policy Objects and apply them to the OUs for your permissions. Hope this helps.

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