Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Upgrading from Windows NT

Posted on 2003-12-02
2
Medium Priority
?
158 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
I know I'm a little late here :)

We have a rather small network. About 140 users and 4 servers. 1 PDC, no BDCs and an Exchange 5.5 server

We want to move to a Windows 2000 Active Directory Domain Network.

We purchased new servers but the RAID controllers do not have Windows NT drivers for them so I can't do the BDC -> PDC -> DC route.

We'd like to keep the domain name the same and have no interuption to email or logging on. I know I should do the PDC first. What would be the best way? We don't have a good way of backing up the PDC so I am kinda worried about doing an in-place upgrade. The system parition only has about 700 megs of space left.  

If I do have to setup a seperate domain and use the ADMT to migrate everything over, how do I change the domain Exchange 5.5 is linked to? Because doing it that way the network will have a new domain name. Is there a way to simply change the domain the Exchange 5.5 server is linked to?

Also in regards to the file server, how can I transfer shares and printer shares over to the new file server without having to reset everything?

Thank you so much for your time.

0
Comment
Question by:ScottCL
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
2 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
wtrmk74 earned 1500 total points
ID: 9864562
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:wtrmk74
ID: 9864597
First link on previous post doesn't apply sorry about that!


this is a good link and a lot of info:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/itsolutions/guide/default.asp


wtrmk74
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
This month, Experts Exchange sat down with resident SQL expert, Jim Horn, for an in-depth look into the makings of a successful career in SQL.
Video by: ITPro.TV
In this episode Don builds upon the troubleshooting techniques by demonstrating how to properly monitor a vSphere deployment to detect problems before they occur. He begins the show using tools found within the vSphere suite as ends the show demonst…
This lesson discusses how to use a Mainform + Subforms in Microsoft Access to find and enter data for payments on orders. The sample data comes from a custom shop that builds and sells movable storage structures that are delivered to your property. …

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question