Upgrading Servers from NT4 to Win 2K; Is this strategy sound?
Posted on 2004-04-08
We have a single domain of approx 50 users, nothing fancy...just your basic Exchange/Web/AV services provided. I was thinking about taking a BDC off the Domain (no impact) and doing a clean install of 2000 server, and then rejoining it to the domain as a BDC. Next I wanted to transfer all services (Exchange, DNS, WINS, AV) from the PDC (NT4) to the BDC (2000) and eventually promote BDC to primary. At that point I would remove the old PDC and load 2000, then rejoin it. The part that bothers me the most is... what impact will Active Directory have on existing clients/accounts/resources and what am I overlooking (unforseen obstacles) here? Thanks,