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nt4 and win2003 co-existance

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we have a legacy nt 4.0 server and are in the process of adding an advanced win2003 server.  we will need access
to both servers for a period of time.  we are planing to move accounts to the new server under active directory but we are not sure what if any issues we will have joining winnnt 4.0 into the new mix.  has anyone out there faced this scenario?  upgrading the old server nt40 is unfortunately not an option because of some of the legacy apps it hosts.
thank you.
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Just make sure it is not a PDC or a domain controller, then as soon as possible set up a new 2000/3 server and then transfer the roles from the BDC to the new server by dcpromo and then demote the NT server.

What is the purpose of the NT4 server?

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thanx for the comment.  we need the nt4 because it has some apps which we will need access to and are licensed
on the nt4 box.  this is just for a few month however, in a mean time what are my options with running 2003 with active dir and giving access to the nt4 server at thge same time?
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Sorry I i did not read your question properly.

You can add the Windows 2003 into a Win2000 mixed mode domain, but am sure you can use user manager for NT therefore you will be able to run Win 2003 server side by side with the NT.

You can also run dcpromo and create a new active directory domain and set up a trust between the domains and then run AD migration tool and try and migrate the accounts over onto the new active directory. You just need to make sure that NT server has the latest service pack. And the clients has the latest SP.

Am not too sure about this though, so you need to check up on the Microsoft website that you can use the Active Direcotry migration tool Version 2 to migrate NT accounts onto 2000 mixed mode domain on Win 2003 server.

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