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Anonymous
April 16, 2004 12:16:11 PM

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I just purchased a new server running win 2k and I am wanting to move my users and exchange 5.5 from a current NT 4.0 box that is both the pdc and the exchange server. Any suggestions on how to make this move not so unbearable.
Anonymous
April 16, 2004 1:01:47 PM

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This is not an easy task and is basically an upgrade to Win2k Active
Directory domain. Windows 2000 cannot be a domain controller in a NT4
domain. You should do some research on this.

www.microsoft.com/activedirectory



--
Scott Harding
MCSE, MCSA, A+, Network+
Microsoft MVP - Windows NT Server

"wsi4421usa" <bglenn@waortho.com> wrote in message
news:34F45489-FEAF-45C0-8DF4-27BBD574C20F@microsoft.com...
> I just purchased a new server running win 2k and I am wanting to move my
users and exchange 5.5 from a current NT 4.0 box that is both the pdc and
the exchange server. Any suggestions on how to make this move not so
unbearable.
Anonymous
April 16, 2004 1:31:08 PM

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I plan on migrating the entire domain to win 2k. I currently only have one nt 4.0 server and the others are a unix box and a 2000 server running SQL.
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Anonymous
April 16, 2004 2:07:59 PM

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I would install another WinNT4 machine as a BDC and then promote this box to
PDC and then upgrade that machine to Win2k and Active Directory. This way if
anything fails you can promote the original PDC back to a PDC and remove the
failed machine and your domain will not be affected at all. This gives you a
fail safe for the upgrade. Be sure you understand that DNS is imperative to
functioning correctly and all of your internal clients must use your
internal DNS server within an AD domain.

--
Scott Harding
MCSE, MCSA, A+, Network+
Microsoft MVP - Windows NT Server

"wsi4421usa" <bglenn@waortho.com> wrote in message
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> I plan on migrating the entire domain to win 2k. I currently only have one
nt 4.0 server and the others are a unix box and a 2000 server running SQL.
Anonymous
April 16, 2004 2:26:04 PM

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I would do this however, I don't have the upgrade software I only have the recovery software sent with the dell server. There is still the issue of the exchange server which is currently running on the pdc. I do have a machine I brought up as a bdc, but the media for the upgrade to win 2k and the exchange server are the sticking points for this upgrade to be accomplised the way we both had in mind. That is the quandry I am having.
Anonymous
April 16, 2004 6:58:36 PM

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Well if you can't upgrade the NT4 PDC then you will have to install Windows
2000 as a separate AD domain and use ADMT to migrate the users and computer
to the new domain. It certainly works pretty good but will take a little
more work and a touching of all the client machines. But you will have a
Trust setup between the 2 domains so both will still function until the task
is complete. This is about your only option if you do not have the necessary
CD's.

--
Scott Harding
MCSE, MCSA, A+, Network+
Microsoft MVP - Windows NT Server

"wsi4421usa" <bglenn@waortho.com> wrote in message
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> I would do this however, I don't have the upgrade software I only have the
recovery software sent with the dell server. There is still the issue of the
exchange server which is currently running on the pdc. I do have a machine I
brought up as a bdc, but the media for the upgrade to win 2k and the
exchange server are the sticking points for this upgrade to be accomplised
the way we both had in mind. That is the quandry I am having.
Anonymous
April 22, 2004 1:28:02 PM

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I have a similar task, need to replace an old NT4 box
domain with a 2000. Where do I get this ADMT tool from?

Cheers
Ed

>-----Original Message-----
>Well if you can't upgrade the NT4 PDC then you will have
to install Windows
>2000 as a separate AD domain and use ADMT to migrate the
users and computer
>to the new domain. It certainly works pretty good but will
take a little
>more work and a touching of all the client machines. But
you will have a
>Trust setup between the 2 domains so both will still
function until the task
>is complete. This is about your only option if you do not
have the necessary
>CD's.
>
>--
>Scott Harding
>MCSE, MCSA, A+, Network+
>Microsoft MVP - Windows NT Server
>
>"wsi4421usa" <bglenn@waortho.com> wrote in message
>news:0944E6D3-D143-4AE6-883F-3BDFA518DF04@microsoft.com...
>> I would do this however, I don't have the upgrade
software I only have the
>recovery software sent with the dell server. There is
still the issue of the
>exchange server which is currently running on the pdc. I
do have a machine I
>brought up as a bdc, but the media for the upgrade to win
2k and the
>exchange server are the sticking points for this upgrade
to be accomplised
>the way we both had in mind. That is the quandry I am having.
>
>
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>
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