Any caveats when adding a Windows 2003 server to a Windows 2000 domain?
Posted on 2006-03-27
I have administrated Windows 2000 servers/domains for a while, and Windows 2003 domains, however, I have a little bit different situation here, and I hope to get some help from the wisdom and experience out there.
I'm about to have a mixed domain of Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 servers. We are adding the first Windows 2003 server to a Windows 2000 domain/set of Windows 2000 servers. This 2003 server is not replacing any of the other couple, but is needed beyond. All the servers will be running together.
So, I'm wondering if there are any caveats, any tips that any of you might be able to make me aware of when mixing these two servers? Anything to think about, for the sake of the future? I think (very likely) I will be making the 2003 server a domain controller, as in the near future, the other couple servers will be replaced by Windows 2003 servers. So, that is a point to think about. I shouldn't have a problem pulling this off, but it sure is nice to draw from the experience of this community to suggest things to look out for, so it is done right. Thanks!