migrating nt4 to 2k3... again
Posted on 2006-03-22
ok i know this question has been asked a billion times, but i guess im just not hearing what im looking for. my current domain is nt4, 1 pdc, old old OLD server. my company got sold and a new company is taking over. ive bought a spiffy new server with win2k3 to be a new dc. now heres where my question is kinda different. i can migrate the old domain to 2k3, or i can start from scratch with a new domain. my office is at about 70 users, no exchange, kinda basic stuff.
i wanted to hear pointers for each path. ive been looking at admt 3.0, anyone have experience with that? would that allow me to set up a new domain and transfer users from the old domain? is it reliable? or is there a better tool? ive also been reading on the "swing server" method where you set up a 3rd nt4 server, promote it to pdc, upgrade it to 2k3, and then transfer files to the new "real" dc.