It’s amazing that someone still has an NT 4.0 server on their network ... its 2010!!
Anyways, a client of mine has an AD 2003 with two 2003 DCs and also two NT 4.0 BDCs. I am looking to remove the BDCs from the domain so I can raise the AD level to ‘Native’ from its current ‘Interim’ level. I need to raise it to be able to create a forest-level domain trust with another AD.
My question is; what is the most graceful way to remove the NT 4.0 BDCs? I recall that you cannot remove a NT PDC without upgrading to 2003 then demoting it, but is that true for a BDC as well? If I launch " srvmgr " console on the BDC, I can see an option to remove it from domain, would that work? Or can I just delete the computer account from AD users & computers MMC?
Hopefully there is still an NT guru out there that can help...I don't want to end up messing up AD! Thanks!