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This is just a question on the steps required to setup PDCs and NT domain if I already have an existing windows nt server as workgroup
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Question by:limnestor
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1) Install new NT Server, and make it PDC of the new domain.
2) Have the existing NT server join the new domain (making it a member server).

Now the workstations who used shares to the old workgroup server can do one of two things:
a) Continue using the shares. This works (sharename unaltered), BUT
* Now the existing NT server needs to give domain accounts (preferably groups) rights to its shares instead of the old local accounts. (Those still work but workstations will not use that account name anymore to logon). Simply use NT Explorer and grant the rights to domain groups, this should work after the join.
* The users on the workstations need domain accounts too.

b) Or, alternatively, move the data/functions to shares on the new PDC and start using that.

Hope this helps,

<Erik> - The Netherlands
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by:limnestor
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can i transform my existing windows nt server to a PDC for a new domain?  how do i do this?  
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I believe there are some third party applications you'd have to buy, otherwise, there is no built in capability to upgrade a member server to a Domain controller.  Domain controllers must be setup during the initial installation of Windows NT Server
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by:luvshak
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Hi,

Please goto the below link:

http://support.microsoft.com/search/preview.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q193219

As you can see per Microsoft, you cannot upgrade a workgroup server to PDC.  I hope this helps.
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by:vinnyd79
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You can use this utility to upgrade your server to a PDC:

http://www.algintech.com/UTools/UPromote.asp

Otherwise you will have to re-install.
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by:TrailBlazer
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Hi !
You cannot just delete a workgroup and create a domain on existing network setup. You only have to install a new NT server and configure it to be a PDC.
http://www.algintech.com/UTools/UPromote.asp link cannot help you either because it will only help you if you are having a standalone server. For this utility you have to remove all workgroup settings from your server system. But i donot think it will help much.
Give me updates.
Cheers.
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by:philharle
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How about getting a working copy of Win2K server, if you intend to do a lot of tinkering with the Doamin the infrastucture of WIn2k is much more verstile as the dcpromo utility allows you to demote and promote your PDC emulators and member servers without using 3rd party utilities or having to re-install the OS.
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