Going from workgroups to domains
Posted on 2001-07-24
I run a small shop of just under 15 computers. I have been reading a bit about the added security and control that is available when using domains rather than work groups. And some of the advantages of active directory as well.
The question is, what is the best (easiest & safest) way to convert from workgroups to domains?
We have a DNS running and severial entries in the domain list for our web/mail/ftp servers. But all the computers on the network except for the Windows 2000 Advance Server system are all Windows 98/Me.
I know this isn't an easy question. At least I think it isn't from the large amount of info available on the subject of domains and active directory. so I am awarding some hefty points and can go a bit higher if this turns out to be even tougher than I think.
I am simply looking for good suggestions maybe example steps I should take to make the switch. I know that a backup is step 1, what is next?
OH! I have the bood drive mirrored so should I break the mirror connection first?