?
Solved

2003 server as member server

Posted on 2004-10-06
2
Medium Priority
?
201 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
Is it possible to have a Windows 2003 Server be a member server in a Win2K controlled domain without doing adprep?  Or am I better off making the 2003 machine a DC?

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:blueoakmo
2 Comments
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
mikeleebrla earned 500 total points
ID: 12237968
yes,, all you have to do is join the 2003 server to the domain and you are done. As long as you do NOT run dcpromo it will not be a DC at all, just a member server. no need to run adprep since you aren't doing anything to the domain setup.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:seb_acker
ID: 12238665
The previous answer is the right.
I have just a precision
If you have only one DC, it could be interesting to upgrade your DC to 2003, (your second 2003 can be added before or after, no pb).
That will be usefull, becaus you will be able to use new functionnalities of AD, such as  new strategy, take control of the DC server console.
The migration can be easy, it depends on the services and apps you have installed on it (file shares, exchange, etc)..
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The HP utility "HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility for Windows Server 2003/2008" could be of great use when it comes to remotely configure a HP servers ILO WITHOUT rebooting the server. We would only need to create and run scripts using thi…
Organizations create, modify, and maintain huge amounts of data to help their businesses earn money and generally function.  Typically every network user within an organization has a bit of disk space to store in process items and personal files.   …
Screencast - Getting to Know the Pipeline
How can you see what you are working on when you want to see it while you to save a copy? Add a "Save As" icon to the Quick Access Toolbar, or QAT. That way, when you save a copy of a query, form, report, or other object you are modifying, you…

569 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question