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#1 gman42

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 04:47 AM

Hi,
I really hope someone can help me with this query.

We're currently running 2 NT 4.0 servers in an NT domain.
We're planning on getting a new server running SBS server 2003.

Is it possible to get all the servers running in the same domain, without moving data off of the NT servers?

Thanks

#2 peterh

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 10:45 PM

Are you moving to a 2003 domain or keeping the existing NT4 domain?

For NT4 it is not possible to convert a PDC or BDC to a member server. You have to reinstall windows.

#3 kmcreynolds

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 07:58 AM

Originally posted by peterh:
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Are you moving to a 2003 domain or keeping the existing NT4 domain?

For NT4 it is not possible to convert a PDC or BDC to a member server. You have to reinstall windows.


---This is not 100% true. You can use third party products such as UPromote (http://utools.com/UPromote.asp) to make the conversion.

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Kirt

#4 peterh

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 09:26 PM

Well, according to Microsoft it isn't but obviously I forgot about 3rd party products...


#5 kmcreynolds

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 02:29 AM

I viewed this thread originally because I have a similar situation to gman. I believe that one option, if you choose to keep an NT 4 domain and a SBS 2003 AD implementation seperate, is to use XP stored passwords (rundll32.exe keymgr.dll,KRShowKeyMgr) to setup account names and passwords for multiple domains. In my case, the NT 4 domain will be temporary, nonetheless, I need to make it easy for users in the interim.




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