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Windows 2000 SBS- Copying data from NT4 server

Posted on 2003-03-29
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have just installed a new server with Windows 2000 SBS, and want to copy the data from the existing 2 NT4 servers (1 PDC 1 BDC). I changed the IP settings on the network cards to the new SBS network range, rebooted, but now all 3 machines do not see each other, even though they are on the same hub (the only 3 machines) and they wont even ping each other. Ive been up for hours after fixing a different broken server This should have been the easy bit........HELP
Cheers in anticipation
Question by:pandapaul
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roddymatheson earned 120 total points
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When you install SBS it has to be the only PDC on the network. It will actually stop you talking to other PDCs too. I would suggest that you either the PDC to BDC status and use the SBS's DNS and DHCP default setup. I'm surprised that the BDC can't be seen by either SBS or PDC but this is possibly down to the SBS running Win2000 in native mode (so it won't talk to pre-win2k OSs -ie NT4).

If it is just data you are passing rather than exchange setting and mailboxes etc it might be easier to plug your hard drives into the SBS machine and transfer that way.

SBS is bugger to work with if you want to use more than one server.

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