Here's the deal.
I have 3 servers:
W2K application server
NT application server
Novell 5 file and print server.
I was planning to phasing out the NT server (it runs a small application) and eventually moving to AD. All the workstations use Novell client as their primary login client and they also login to the NT domain. The w2k server is a standalone in it's own workgroup. Yesterday the NT server failed bad. I believe the new power supply I put in was faulty and it fried the SCSI backplane. It cannot recognize any drives. No biggie since I was going to phase it out anyway. My question is my client stations are still able to login without any problems. They still thinks the NT domain is up. I assume the info is cached somewhere.
Will this situation last forever until I upgrade to AD? And as far as I know there is no way to make a w2K server emulate a NT domain? Is this correct?
I may have to temporary join the client to a workgroup that the w2k server resides in. However when I do that the clients will need a local profile on their own machine. I don’t want to recreate everything on their workstations. Is there a way to convert their domain profile to a local profile? Can I just create a local profile and copy all the data from their domain profile directory?
Thanks for your help in advance.