Upgrading PDC Windows Nt4 server to Windows 2k
Posted on 2004-10-08
I work for a company that in my responsiblity is to upgrade cusotmers PDC NT4 systems to Windows 2k server. All processes are defined and working except having to rejoin all clients back to domain. This adds much time to the process and I have been investigating ways to migrate domian including users and computers and avoid the extra work of rejoining all the clients. I have looked in to many tools such as Alieta Domain migrationj wizard and Quest, also ADMT.
I need to know of a process and/or tool to use that will make these upgrades easy. As I am about the most technical in the group and understand the use of a temporary BDC and such methods but having a process that will be acceptable to the company as a whole is wanted.
We currently stage a separate set of drives that we take on site and place in the server. Built with 2k, the same name and domain. Many of the domain migration tools encompass moving to another domain. I need to upgrade the existing PDC keeping domain the same.