Worry about Transferring PDC from NT to Windows Server 2003
Posted on 2009-05-04
Hey everyone. Small company (50 employees) and we are running our PDC and DHCP on a very old HP PII running NT 4.0. We do have a Windows Server 2003 running on a Dell Pedge 2800 that is running as our fileserver. I would like to find out:
1) Opinion if it can handle the PDC duties as well. Considering the PII was handling it, I don't think it should be a problem. We are serving under 1TB of files.
2) Transferring the user logins. This is where I am worried. No clue how to do this. If i just rebuild them (hand type the user logins in), I am assuming that will destroy people's logins on their machines and they will lose their docs/settings, etc.
3) DHCP - Again, I think I'll have to hand exempt the IP addresses for the printers, etc.
I took over for the old head of IT, and I was left with this very ancient machine. I think he had been avoiding switching over for years and years because of the problems outlined above.