• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 797
  • Last Modified:

Active directory on Windows Storage Server

Can we install Active directory on Windows Storage server ?
Also How can i migrate Windows NT domain to 2003 to a new Hardware ?

  • 2
3 Solutions
Windows storage server is normally not used to become a domain controller as it hasn't got the licensing part like in normal servers. It is only due to act as a storage machine (nas, sas, ...)

You can migrate NT domains to 2003 but it is quite tricky as on NT server you do not have AD.
You cannot install AD on a Storage Server.

To migrate NT4 to Windows 2003 follow these steps.
Install NT BDC on new hardware.
Promote new box to PDC
Take old PDC offline
Upgrade NT to Windows 2003.
Ensure that everything works correctly.
Bring old machine online and upgrade to Windows 2003.

Featured Post

Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now