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    Setting up w2k as bdc in a nt4 network

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    by e.de.vries ·

    How do i setup a windows2000 server, which is now only taking part in the nt-domain, as a backup domain controller for the nt4 pdc?

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    • #3774799

      Setting up w2k as bdc in a nt4 network

      by dc1 ·

      In reply to Setting up w2k as bdc in a nt4 network

      You can’t do that.

    • #3774795

      Setting up w2k as bdc in a nt4 network

      by calves ·

      In reply to Setting up w2k as bdc in a nt4 network

      Just go to Start, programs, administrative tools, configure your server, click on active directory, and click on domain controller. There are the instruction on how to make your W2K server a domain controller.

      Good luck!

    • #3774790

      Setting up w2k as bdc in a nt4 network

      by timber ·

      In reply to Setting up w2k as bdc in a nt4 network

      There is no such thing as a BDC for win 2000. Win 2000 only has Domain controllers. I would suggest making your PDC a w2k server and your existing w2k server a domain controller also. (Suggestions are hard to make on this question without knowinghow many servers and clients you have. Make sure you do proper testing and planning for this if your on a production environment!!!)

      Good Luck

    • #3774788

      Setting up w2k as bdc in a nt4 network

      by phinaddict ·

      In reply to Setting up w2k as bdc in a nt4 network

      Win2K doesn’t use the BDC/PDC modle. It is either a domain controller or it isn’t. Check out http://www.microsoft.com/technet/win2000/default.asp for more information on Win2K There are some good white papers and information that you can use.

    • #3774752

      Setting up w2k as bdc in a nt4 network

      by tedbovis ·

      In reply to Setting up w2k as bdc in a nt4 network

      as someone else has actually said you cant have a 2K server as a BDC `cause there are only DC’s in 2000. THe microsoft recommendation for 2000 and NT4 servers is that you upgrade the PDC to 2000 but keep the server running in Mixed mode rather than Native thiis way the AD will appear as a flat SAM database and is still accesable by the NT4 BDC’s. You sould also keep one of your BDC’s in a secure location disconnected from the network when doing a migration to 2000 so that you can re-create the NT4 domain. There is no reason that once you have the 2000 DC acting as an NT4 PDC that you cannot then have other 2000 servers installed as other DC’s providing backup/file & print and anything else.

    • #3774271

      Setting up w2k as bdc in a nt4 network

      by soren.albeck ·

      In reply to Setting up w2k as bdc in a nt4 network

      Clarification – Win2K can act as a PDC, not as a BDC, in a mixed environment servicing downlevel clients. I’ll second the suggestion to synchronize a BDC and take it offline before updating the PDC.

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