migrate files from one domain to another
Posted on 2005-04-25
I fully configured and built a fresh new Window Server 2003 standard on brand new hardware. It is a domain controller with a domain name of ultranew.com. I need to migrate files to this new server from an NT 4.0 file server that resides in a NT4 domain called box.com.
Active Directory and DNS are running on the ultranew.com 2003 server, I did not install DHCP nor did I set a default gateway in the network card's TCP/IP Properties. The old NT domain "box.com" has DHCP, DNS and users running. My question is if I connect the new 2003 domain controller to the network so that I can migrate files will this cause problems for my users?
I'm assuming it wouldn't because all the user computers are part of the box.com domain and dhcp points them to box.com. But I just want to make sure my users can't accidently connect to the new server's domain until it's ready. Is there any way this could happen?