Migrating or Building a new Win 2003 Network from a NT 4.0 network.
Posted on 2004-10-10
I've got a network that currently has just 1 NT 4.0 server (PDC) there are no BDC's on the network. There are less then 100 users on the network. They are running Exchange 5.5 on the server. The server is old and does not have much disk space left on it.
I bought 3 new servers from Dell. I want to create a 2003 Network using Exchange 2003.
Should I attempt to do a migration or just build a new network and leave the Windows NT 4.0 machine out of the mix? How would I then get the Exchange 5.5 data over to the new 2003 network exchange server?
The clients consist of Windows 98, and Windows XP.
If I choose to create a new network I would need to keep the domain name the same as it is currently. How would I ensure that the profiles that the client computers (mainly the XP Machines) continue to use the same profile and not attempt to creat a new profile for the user?
Any and all relevent ideas and links to resources would be greatly appreciated.
Dr. Scott L. Dorsey