New PDC Emulator for NT Domain
Posted on 2004-11-01
Hi people, hopefully this won't be too tricky a question for the expert in the know.
My situation is as follows:
approx 5 NT4 servers, 5 Win2k servers, 10 Win2k3 servers.
We are currently running a NON-Active Directory environment. We will stay this way for another 3 months before a project is launched and we migrate to AD.
In the meantime, my current predicament is this:
I have a new box that I would like to install W2k3 on to take over the role of the NT4 PDC. This box will essentially become the PDC emulator, dishing out logon scripts and requests to both NT4 servers/workstations and Win2k clients/servers.
Will my PDC Emulator successfully perform this task as the new PDC? Will it also still run DHCP and WINS?
Any issues you can think of?
I know that I need to migrate to AD, but we will not be using this for the time being. I know very little about AD and our I.T dept is not ready for it.
Thanks in advance