Question after upgrading NT4 PDC to Windows 2003 DC
Posted on 2006-04-13
My company is in the planning phases of upgrading from an NT4 domain to Active Directory (I know...I know, what took so long?). Right now I am playing around with different migration/upgrade strategies in our test lab and have come accross something interesting...
I took my NT4 PDC and used the Windows 2003 CD to upgrade it to an Active Directory DC. The upgrade process went smoothly. Prior to the upgrade, I had a member server and a workstation joined to my old domain. Once I upgraded the NT4 PDC to 2K3, both of the domain member machines seemed to have immediate membership in the new AD domain. If you view the domain membership inside of systems properties, newdomain.com is listed, as it should be. However, when you initially log on to either of these machines you see the name of the old domain and the name of the local machine in the log onto box. The name of the new domain does not show up in the log onto box. When you log onto the domain controller, you see the name of the old domain in the log onto box, not the new domain. Also, when I view the ACL on shared folders and such, groups and users are listed as OLDDOMAIN\group, not NEWDOMAIN\group. Everything seems to work, I'm just wondering how to remove these references to the old domain. Thanks in advance.