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Win NT 4 Server & Win 2k Pro

By Mongooch ·
Our network is run by Windows NT 4 with a mixture of NT and 9x workstations. If I bring in a Windows 2000 pro machine, how well is it going to get along in an NT run environment. Can I expect any problems or will it simply plug and play. Thanks.

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by Bearded_Wonder In reply to Win NT 4 Server & Win 2k ...

First issue- your W2k machines will try to register with a dynamic DNS server and your non Dynamic DNS server probably won't like that. If you just have a few W2k workstations you can turn it off by going to Network Places |Properties |Local |Properties |TCP/IP |Advanced button |DNS tab and deselecting the "register this connection..." checkbox. (Q246804 and Q255913 on TechNet for more info).
Next, there is an issue with the W2k boxes always authenticating with the PDC, check out TechNet article Q272348 for specifics.
Also, W2k opens the door to encryption issues such as lost keys, scrambled data due to files being moved, etc.
That said, my W2k Pro workstation on our NT network works beautifully.

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by aekland In reply to Win NT 4 Server & Win 2k ...

We have a mixed envioronment with 9x, nt, and 2k. There have been no problems or issues with any services, security, or encryption. Just remember that 2k has features that the others do not support.

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