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||Posted - 11/11/2008 : 06:07:42 AM
I should probably google this before asking but here goes. I take it that we can configure a trust between NT4 and 2003 domains? (been a while since i done the migration oprion on the MCSE exams!!)
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||Posted - 11/18/2008 : 05:40:43 AM
Look in the AD forum, as well as the NT and 2003 forums.
Essentially, to upgrade an NT domain to AD you literraly upgrade the NT PDC OS to the new version which automatically triggers DCPROMO which will update your domain. The general advice is to stand up a new NT4 BDC VM, make it the PDC, upgrade to 2003, then add a new freshly built 2003 box and demote the VM.
Don't go to 2000 now. It's about to end extended support. Implement 2003 R2.
As for trusts between NT4 and 2003 yes, that's doable but you'll have to relax the session key strength (GPO setting). If the NT systems are running SP6a (surely?!?) you don't need to worry about the SMB stuff that you'll find when you Google. You only need to turn off the strong session key.
||Posted - 11/11/2008 : 08:12:08 AM
Its fine James. I'm currently installing NT4 domain with a 2000 member server. I'll have a look through the forum a bit more
||Posted - 11/11/2008 : 07:42:58 AM
Hi Allan, NT4 upgrades to Active Directory have been covered many times on the forum. I am worried by your post.
Probably best if you have a read up on in-place Upgrades, do some testing in your Virtual domain and then post back with a bit more information on your domain design and what you wish to accomplish.
Apologies if that sounds a bit rude.
||Posted - 11/11/2008 : 06:45:01 AM
yip ok. Should have googled it.
Change of question then...
We have a PDC thats NT4 and i have a file server thats 2000. Is it just a case of running dcpromo on the 2000 box to make it the domains DC then i can get rid of the old NT box..