Active directory on Windows Storage Server

Posted on 2007-10-01
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
Can we install Active directory on Windows Storage server ?
Also How can i migrate Windows NT domain to 2003 to a new Hardware ?

Question by:assyst
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    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.
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    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.
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