NT4 to SBS2003 migration
Posted on 2004-10-03
I currently have a client with an NT4 server (PDC) with no BDC. They have purchased a new server and SBS2003. We need to implement the new server as the domain controller and retire the existing server.
As an additional consideration, they are running Lotus Domino on the NT server. We plan to migrate them to Exchange, but it would probably be best (if possible) to do this once the new server has 'bedded in'.
After researching the answers given on this site, I think the best way to achieve this would be:
1. Install the new server as NT4 BDC
2. Promote this to PDC
3. Upgrade this to Server2003
4. Upgrade again to SBS2003
Do you think that this will work or do you have a better method ?
Will this keep the current domain settings so that the clients will still be joined?
Will SBS2003 work OK with the NT4 box as a member server?
Does anyone know if Lotus Domin will work correctly still (as the NT box is not the DC )?
Thanks in advance for your help