What is my best solution to upgrade from NT4 to Windows 2003 Active Directory?
Posted on 2003-11-14
I have a NT4 environment and we're looking to move to 2003 Active Directory. We do not wish to 'upgrade' our PDC but to add a 2003 AD server and migrate NT over slowly. (Though Microsoft said its the safest when , we just don't like the idea that the server was upgraded rather than freshly built.) Any suggestions?
I attempted to add a 2003 AD server to my test lab - only to find it requests for a NetBIOS name. I would like to continue using my old NT4 domain name but it does not allow this.
What other options do I have to build a 2003 AD without touching our current NT environment? Many thanks and I hope you are not as confused as I am!)