I have the following situation - we have a server running Windows Backoffice Server 4.0 and another server running Windows NT 4.0. The Backoffice Server is the PDC and the NT server is a BDC. We just purchased a new server with SBS2003 on it and my intention is to move everything over to the new server and "forklift" it in one evening. My dilemma is that I need to keep the existing BDC online as it is running a critical app that can't be moved. What is the best way to approach this?
- Can I set up the new server in a new domain and create a trust relationship to the existing domain? I don't think I can do this with SBS2003.
- Can I set up the new server in a new domain and have the existing BDC join the new domain? I think I could do this if the existing BDC were a member server and not a DC.
- Can I set up the new server in the existing domain as the PDC after taking the existing PDC offline?
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.