NT Domain to AD Migration
Posted on 2003-10-31
Ok I am going to be migrating my NT Domain to AD on Server 2003. I would like to do a clean install to a new Server as apposed to an in place upgrade. The issue, maybe, is that I don't want to change the Domain name. Let me give the scenario:
Original NT domain named ABC in one City with BDC in a separate city connected via a high speed link. I want to name the new AD FQDN "ABC.LOC" which won't be an issue.
When I setup AD with the first server will it show up as ABC in the Domain list, under NT, and cause confusion since NT doesn't see the ABC.LOC name just ABC.
Do I have to add the new server a BDC and the promote it ? That does not seem like a clean install to me?
Will there be two ABC domains from the view of an NT server and will it cause confusion on my Network.
Does the migration tool resolve this issue and how? Do I have to name my new Domain something unique ?
Please let me know any further clarifactions you need to answer this question..