Replacing an NT 4.0 Domain with Active Directory
Posted on 2013-01-02
Yep, an NT 4.0 domain. That is not a misprint.
Management is finally willing to part ways with the cash necessary to replace our old NT 4.0 domain with Active Directory because of a new application they will be wanting to get in the near future.
I'm interested in knowing if anyone has ever replaced a NT 4.0 domain directly with an AD domain. Should I just get my AD servers (I'm trying really hard not to type 'PDC' and 'BDC') configured and running on a separate LAN and when ready shut down the old NT units and bring up the Win2k8 servers with the same domain name on the existing lan?
That sounds way to easy...
The domain has about 270 users and 300 workstations/laptops/servers total split among 11 different locations. I'm willing to manually create the AD user accounts to mimic the existing NT accounts, but I'd really love to not have to travel to each location and manually add the workstation to the new AD domain or something similarly crazy like that.
Anyway, if anyone has any insight on the topic I'd love to hear it or see a link.
Thanks In Advance!