General setup advice
Posted on 2001-06-18
I have an NT domain, on the domain is a W2k server, that i want to run active directory, and make it the domain controller. Basically I need users to authenticate on the new w2k server so I can downgrade/reconfigure the existing NT PDC. My understanding is, that the best way do do this is install active Director on w2k server, settig it up as new parent in a new forrest, hence it becomes a new domain. Once this is fully functional I can then migrate users from my NT PDC to the new domain using MS migration tool. I need to keep all users active whilst this whole process is going on. I have tried doing this, and seem to get DNS errors, and users don't seem to be able to log on.
The help i need is this, firstly confirm that how I understand the configuration to be is correct, if no what else do i need to consider, secondly any links to walk throughs where this specific upgrade is described. Also the specific pifalls of migrating from NT to w2k with respec to DNS and wins etc whilst running 2 server os in parallel.
Please do not respond to this unless you have specifically been involved this type of implimentation. This question is probably fairly easy, so points nothing special, but if you help me with this, and form a decent point of contact whilst i am undergoing this implementation then there will be a lot more points available (1000).
Thanks in advance