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I will be installing a new server within the next 2 days. From NT 4.0 to SBS 2003. I am running IIS 3.0 on the NT server now, and I am moving to 6.0. I am just hoping for a smooth transfer, I have never worked with 6.0.  I have a 180 day trial version of sbs on hand, do you think I would be better off upgrading the existing NT domain controller before migrating to the new server?
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
If you don't have too many user accounts and websites.. and don't mind building from scratch...then you would be good to go.  SBS will be your domain controller...regarding the Trial...once you migrate, you commit yourself.. so taek a leap of faith into the 21st century :-)
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bwalker1Commented:
I would only migrate if you have some extremely compelling reason to do so.  Since you are using SBS, I am assuming you have a relatively low number of user accounts so it looks like a fresh new AD installation is your best option.

NT migrations generally cause headaches - avoid it if you can.

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dawber39Author Commented:
I am a little lost with building from scratch, only because I have never worked with SBS 2003, or IIS 6.0. So you might say I am terrified to do it from scratch. All the configurations are in the NT PDC, and I just would like to get them over to the new server.  So I guess I am going in blind. There are not but 30 user accounts - so I am okay in that aspect. It is going to be like waking up, I am not home, and I have no clue how to get there! This is why I chose the migration.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
are you installing this on another box?
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dawber39Author Commented:
Yes - a dell power edge 1800
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bwalker1Commented:
Still, with lack of experience I would still recommend a clean install...an upgrade could lead to more complicated problems (much more complicated than creating a new domain with 30 user accounts)

Do a little research and create a new domain - just my opinion.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Your SBS disc will have installation instructions to follow.. The best is to choose DEFAULT and work your way from there.  I suggest playing with your first installation..figure out what best works for you.   You can always reinstall if necessary.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
@vsg375...the question "do you think I would be better off upgrading the existing NT domain controller before migrating to the new server?"
has been answered in my 1st comment
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
cool. .thank you!
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