How to replace my NT4 server by a Windows 2000 server ?
Posted on 2003-02-24
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 ?