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Can a new Windows 2003 SBS server coexist with a Windows NT 4.0 PDC.

Posted on 2004-09-09
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I have an existing Windows NT 4.0 domain in a small company. I want to add a Windows 2003 SBS server onto the network and allow the 2 servers to coexist until the end of the year and then take the NT server off the network.

Is this possible for them to coexist for a period of time?

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks.

Mark
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Yes it is.  Are you making an active directory domain or using it as a stand alone server?  

If you make it an AD domain you will need to create a trust between the domains to allow proper access or to slowly transition users to the new domain whil still allowing access to old NT4 domain.  

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Windows 2003 SBS server will not allow trusts. I believe the SBS server will want to install AD and be the DC.

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Didn't notice that you said SBS.  I am not sure of the differences of SBS.

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mmixon is correct.  SBS will not allow trusts and needs to be it's own domain and DC.  Here is a MS KB article:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;842690
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