Coverting to Native Mode

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Warren Guffey, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. I am currently running in W2K3 Interim mode and I have only one remaining
    NT4.0 BDC. I still have several NT4.0 workstations and plan to phase them
    out in the next couple of months. My question is, if I remove my last NT BDC
    will my NT workstations still function OK or should I wait until all of the
    workstations are upgraded?
     
    Warren Guffey, Jul 7, 2004
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  2. Warren Guffey

    Jason Shaw Guest

    They'll continue to work fine. A FSMO role called the PDC emulator exists
    for this specific purpose.

    If you don't know what FSMO's are, check here for some current best
    practices
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;223346

    And for more detail on what they do, see this. It says it's for W2K, but
    FSMO's are the same in W2K3
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;197132




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    Jason Shaw, Jul 7, 2004
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  3. Warren Guffey

    Jason Shaw Guest

    One more thing about the PDC emulator. After you have all W2K+
    workstations, that does NOT mean you remove the PDC emulator from your
    domain! Just a heads up and a common misconception. Read those links I
    sent and you'll get more goodies.

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    Jason Shaw, Collective Technologies


    There are 10 types of people in the world.
    Those who understand binary, and those who don't.
     
    Jason Shaw, Jul 7, 2004
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  4. Hi Warren,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    The function leveling only affect the DCs in the Windows server 2003
    domain. The clients and member server will not be affected.

    Please refer to the following article for more information.

    322692 HOW TO: Raise Domain and Forest Functional Levels in Windows Server
    2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=322692

    Have a n ice day!

    Regards,
    Bob Qin
    Product Support Services
    Microsoft Corporation

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jul 8, 2004
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