NT 4.0 Server upgrade to windows 2000 crashes after applying service pack 4
Posted on 2004-08-09
I want to upgrade our domain from NT 4.0 to windows 2000. I've created a BDC on a relatively new workstation (its a PC that I've been able to install both NT 4.0 server and windows 2000 *new* installations with out any issues) After promoting server to a PDC I ran the upgrade setup for 2000 server and DCPROMO. I then updated drivers and applied windows updates. Their was an IE update, a reboot and, service pack 4. Then I could not reboot except in safe mode. It's a dell gx260 with plenty of HDD space and RAM and like I said before, it runs clean installations of 2000 server without any problems. A Symantec 9.0 client is the only other software installed on the PDC. No special services are running either.
I'm going to try it without Symantec.
I'm going to look for newer drivers from Dell.
I might try downloading the service packs (1,2,3 & 4) and applying them 1 at a time.
I might try this on another PC, but it is a bit older (A Micron millenium 1.4ghz processor that I have also had successful clean installs of 2000 server)
But if none this works, would it be risky not to apply service pack 4?
Or could I try to delay running DCPROMO until after I have applied service packs and updates?
Or is there something else?