I need to switch a windows server 2000 box from mixed to native mode. Whilst I understand how to achieve this change I am unsure of the hard disc usage overhead the the Kerberos Database might impose and worry because the HDD currently only has just over 1.4Gb of space available. Once I have made this mode change I intend to run adprep.exe, then replicate AD to a newer 2008 server and retire the old box. The question is, do I have enough disc space to complete these changes?
The compression article looks like a good solution especially as I can, at the same time, move the database to the "D:" drive which is a partition of a single volume upon which both "C:" and "D:" reside. This has more space than "C:".
I assume that I can stop AD by going to Services and stopping it there?