Moving from NT4 domain to Active Directory


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D. Eilenberger

Well..

I finally am going to move our environment from an NT4 domain model to an
Active Directory model (2000 Server) and of course I hae some questions.

I cannot disconnect the NT4 PDC at this point, nor can I upgrade it to
W2000/Server. ALL of our users are pointed to this machine and our data
lives on it.

So - I created a new Forest and Tree - with a new domain name. And the new
W2000 Server lives in that domain at the moment. I've added all the users
and computers to Active Directory.

If I go to any of the workstations (XP-Pro) and look at Network connections,
MS Networking - I can see both domains - the old NT4 one (which all the
workstations are still members of) and the new AD one. It appears that I can
also log into either domain by selecting MS-Networking IF I have the same
login/password on both domains.

Problems I have:

When I'm ready to kill off the old domain - it will be necessary for me to
move each machine over to membership in the new domain.

If I take a workstation and have it join the new domain - it creates a new
user on the workstation for that domain, loosing all the user configuration
on the workstation. This is unacceptable since the workstations are
configured user by user. I know I can copy the user settings from the old
username/domain to the new username/domain profile - but this is really a
pain to do and requires that I create the new user on each machine
beforehand.

Anyone know of a way to avoid this?

Thanks in advance..

Don at Bid-Service
 
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alkabten

similar case to my network ........ you want to know how to join win200
server to win nt4.0 and do the migration ???

applying AD it needs some works so if there is any links on the we
that tell you step by step how to migrate or applying AD into winNT4.
domain then it will be fine

thanks
alkabte


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alkabte
 
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Chriss3

Answers inline

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Regards
Christoffer Andersson

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alkabten said:
similar case to my network ........ you want to know how to join win2000
server to win nt4.0 and do the migration ???
[Christoffer Andersson] You can join Windows 2000 Server as a member server
to your NT4.0 Domain, How ever Windows2000 can't act as an Domain Controller
in an NT4.0 Domain,
applying AD it needs some works so if there is any links on the web
that tell you step by step how to migrate or applying AD into winNT4.0
domain then it will be fine
[Christoffer Andersson] You have to upgarade the NT4.0 PDC to Windows2000 or
migrate.
 

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