after migration

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Rick, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. Rick

    Rick Guest

    I have just completed an in-place 2003 DC upgrade of a
    spare NT4 BDC [Promoted to PDC] and have DDNS & Active
    Directory running now. But I noticed that the clients
    are still logging onto the other BDC's and not through
    the new DC. Is this normal? Are the clients connected
    to Active Directory or are they still working off of the
    old directory structure? Is there a way to force Active
    Directory integration? Any ideas?
     
    Rick, Jul 21, 2004
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  2. Hi Rick,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    I would like to confirm the following information with you.

    1 When you upgrade the PDC to Windows 2003, is it in the network with other
    BDCs and clients?

    2 Did you set the NT4Emulator registry on the Windows NT 4.0 PDC before it
    is upgraded to Windows 2003?

    3 What is the operation system on the clients?

    4 If you offline the BDC, can you logon domain from the clients?

    Here are some documents for your reference:

    HOW TO: Upgrade a Windows NT 4.0-Based PDC to a Windows Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=326209

    Upgrading from Windows NT Server 4.0 to Windows Server 2003
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/whyupgrade/nt4/nt4tows
    03-2.mspx

    Windows NT Server 4.0 Upgrade Guide
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/partners/isvs/ntmigrate.mspx

    Have a nice day!

    Regards,
    Bob Qin
    Product Support Services
    Microsoft Corporation

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jul 21, 2004
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  3. Rick

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    Yes, the PDC was in production on the production network
    with the other BDC's and clients{Win2k and XP},
    Set prior to upgrade? I do not understand, the PDC
    emulator in Ops master states the machine's name, I am
    not aware of having to set the registry, could you
    clarify?
    Windows 2000 pro [SP3 & SP4] and XP [SP1], a few Win98SE
    and NT workstations [SP6a] and the BDC's are NT4 [SP6a]
    have not tried that but this morning two of the clients
    logged on to the DC, but we cannot remote console to our
    other 2003 member servers, it states the RPC is not
    running,
     
    Guest, Jul 21, 2004
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  4. Thanks for your reply.

    As for the NT4Emulator registry key, it is used to prevent Windows 2000/XP
    clients only contact the updated PDC. For more information, please refer to
    the following articles.

    Windows 2000-Based Clients Connect Only to the Domain Controller That
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;284937

    How to Prevent Overloading on the First Domain Controller During Domain
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=298713

    When you logon the Windows XP/2000 clients, you can run "set" command in
    DOS prompt and check the LOGONSERVER value. In general, Windows 2000/XP
    Professional client will use your Windows 2003 DC for authentication.
    Please make sure that the DNS setting is point to the same DNS server on
    Windows 2003 DC and clients.

    Regards,
    Bob Qin
    Product Support Services
    Microsoft Corporation

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jul 22, 2004
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