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Roll back to NT 4

By david ·
Here is the scoop. My boss wanted us to migrate to Windows 2000. A consultant was here doing the migrating. He is not here anymore and niether is my boss. My new boss says lets go back to NT 4 because we are have little problems show up all the time. We have a Windows 2000 domain controller (Active Directory) with other NT 4 domain controllers. (Mixed mode)

Question. How can I go back to a NT 4 domain safely?

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by NTOz In reply to Roll back to NT 4

If you have a BDC on line, you have hope! Remove the PDC emulator, the system running windows 2000 that is also serving as your PDC elmulator from the line, promote the BDC back to being a PDC and esentialy your domain is back to being just a NT 4.0domain. Any windows 2000 servers that are domain controlers should be demoted back to member servers. The PDC emulator system you should then demote to a member server also. If you wish to return any windows 2000 systems to NT 4.0 you will have to reinstall windows nt 4.0.

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by NTOz In reply to Roll back to NT 4

One more things, completely backup all servers in question before doing anything!

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by NTOz In reply to Roll back to NT 4

Ok I Really only one more thing, you will have to go into user manager for domains after your done and delete groups created by Windows 2000 as they would no longer be nessesary.

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by Russ Werner In reply to Roll back to NT 4

Have a sit down talk with your boss. I would NEVER go back to Win NT4.0 Server from Win 2000 Server. You (or he) is making a big mistake. NT 4.0 is dead and Microsoft has moved on to Win 2000. I have had NO troubles with Win2000 Server, and I love it... Talk to your boss, even look at microsoft web sites, Win 2000 is in Win NT4.0 is out...

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by scottmac8 In reply to Roll back to NT 4

I agree with Russ about not moving backwards. The problems you're having are likely to be occurring because of a mixed environment. On the other hand, since someone else did the setup, I can see why you might want to take a step back before movingto w2k. Try this: demote the w2k DC to a member server, and promote one of your nt4 BDC's to a PDC, then plan the w2k migration yourselves and do it the right way.

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