How to replace my NT4 server by a Windows 2000 server ?

Posted on 2003-02-24
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I just bought a new machine to replace the old one that is the unique NT4 server on my 30 users network, and I plan to install 2000 serve on it. How can i process to put all the informations (accounts etc.) on the new 2000 server before I put the old NT4 off-line (forever) ? One way seems to install NT4 on the new server, then promote it as a PDC, that should makes the current PDC a simple BDC, then synchronize their informations, then stop the old NT4 machine and finaly upgrade the new machine to w2k. Is this correct, or do I miss important points, or is there a better way to proceed ?
By the way, I have 3 win98 computers on my network. Does it force me to stay in mixed-mode on my new DC, or is this mode only related to domain controller topics ?

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JammyPak earned 150 total points
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This sounds good:
1)install the machine as a BDC - synchronization will occur.
2)promote it to a PDC - the existing PDC will demote to BDC
3)take the BDC offline (not necessary, but you said you want to retire it)
4)upgrade the PDC to Win2K

I believe that mixed mode is only required if you have domain controllers that aren't 2000 - without looking it up, I could be wrong...if so, I'm sure someone will clarify. :)


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