Adding a Windows 2003 Server to NT4 Domain

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Barry Plewa, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Barry Plewa

    Barry Plewa Guest

    We have a domain setup with one primary and one backup domain controller,
    both running Windows NT 4.0 Server.
    I have installed a new server with Windows Server 2003 and made it a member
    of the domain.

    Could anyone tell me if there would be any problems/issues in making this
    server into another domain controller with a view to eventually making it
    the primary controller and demoting the NT 4 boxes to file servers?

    Anything I should take into account before carrying this out?

    Any advice would be much appreciated.
    Barry Plewa, Dec 4, 2003
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    Aaron Parker Guest

    To make a Windows 2003 a domain controller in a Windows NT 4 domain you will
    have to upgrade the Windows NT 4 PDC to Windows 2003, effectively making the
    domain a Windows 2003 Active Directory domain.

    You could install Windows NT 4 on the new box first, make it the PDC and
    then perform an inplace upgrade.

    See the following link for more information:

    Aaron Parker, Dec 5, 2003
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