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Win2k Server as a Domain Controller

Posted on 2002-07-01
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Can you install a Win2k Server within a existing Windows NT Domain...setting the Win2k Server to act like a NT PDC or BDC without installing Active Directory or changing anything else within the Windows NT Domain? I just want to install the Win2k Server as if it was a NT Server..
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by:ansv49
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Yes you can install the win2000 in the Domain whitout doing any changes to your config.
When you have installed the w2k then you can specify if it will be a BDC.
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by:barnettb
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You've gotta give a little more detailed explaination..My understanding of this is Active directory will be installed if my Win2k Server is installed as anything other than a standalone or member server..it will be a DC not a PDC or BDC like in NT 4.0 like I'm use to. Can I install it to EMULATE a NT 4.0 PDC or BDC? I don't know when we'll be upgrading all the Servers to Win2k...We just upgraded the workstation from NT 4.0 to Win2k.
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The short answer to your question is no, you cannot have Windows 2000 as a DC unless the domain is an Active Directory Domain.  If you want to upgrade your existing NT domain into Active Directory you'll need to either upgrade the existing PDC to Windows 2000 (which will emulate NT 4.0 PDC and allow you to retain NT 4.0 BDC's while in mixed mode) or (preferably) you could install NT 4.0 as a BDC on the new server, promote it to PDC and upgrade it.  There is not an option to install Windows 2000 and have it behave as a Domain Controller without first upgrading the domain to Active Directory.
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