currently NT4, 1 Server. Want to add a 2003 server& upgrade NT4 to

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by BRW, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. BRW

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    I have an NT4 server with 28 users. It's a PDC and it's primary function is
    hosting an intranet web site used for project management. It's also a file
    and printer server.

    My desired end result is to have 2 2003 servers, but I'm undecided on the
    best path.

    I'm thinking of adding the new 2003 server to the domain as a member server
    then setting up the website there in a test environment. It would also do
    dhcp and dns. This would allow users to bang away on the test project
    management intranet site to find bugs before the other goes away. Once we
    decide to go live with the intranet on the 2003 server I would like to
    upgrade the NT4 box to 2003, and then have the 2003 become a bdc (if that's
    possible).

    My partner feels we should upgrade the NT4 box to 2003 and then add the
    second 2003 server.
     
    BRW, Aug 1, 2005
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  2. I'm thinking of adding the new 2003 server to the domain as a member
    First off Win 2k3 can not be a BDC.

    Secondly what each of you are purposing is essentially the same thing. It
    really won't matter if you add the Win 2k3 server to the NT domain as a
    member server, then upgrade the existing PDC to Win 2k3 or upgrade the
    existing PDC to Win 2k3 and then add the Win 2k3 member server.

    hth
    DDS W 2k MVP MCSE
     
    Danny Sanders, Aug 1, 2005
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