PDC upgrade to Server 2003 and DNS with different Domain name
Posted on 2004-08-16
I have an NT4 architecture that I am upgrading to Server 2003 and Active Directory. My dillema is that the domain that I have for my current dns structure is different that the Active Directory domain that i want to use. My NT4 domain is xyz and my internal dns is abc. I want the clients to still log into domain xyz in the future Active Directory namespace, but i also want my internal name resolution to remain abc. I understand that with AD that i can append dns suffixes with domain group policies, but what is the upgrade path for my current nt4 domain box with dns and dhcp running. BTW the box is W2k, just in an nt4 domain. I have the abc domain but no relevance to the xyz domain that my new namespace will be because i wanted to do an inplace upgrade to make the accounts and users move over easily. I assuming i can just create another zone on my current dns box to do a transfer from the new active directory dns namespace.
Any help appreciated.