Including NT4.0 Member server in Win2003 AD

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Frisse, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. Frisse

    Frisse Guest


    I have some issues with putting a NT4.0 Server into the Win2003 AD. When you
    want to put the name of the new domain on the server, you only have a limited
    number of characters. Our domain name is winprod.mycompany.xx.
    Are there issues about migrating NT4 Member servers to Win2003AD?

    Thanks for helpping me.

    Frisse, Feb 2, 2006
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  2. If you are asking can you add an NT server to a Win2003 domain the answer is
    yes. When you use the join domain dialog you must use the NetBIOS name of
    the domain, as opposed to the DNS name.
    Paul Williams [MVP], Feb 2, 2006
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  3. Frisse

    Cary Shultz Guest


    And make sure that the WINNT 4.0 Server is running at Service Pack 6 (or was
    the latest Service Pack version 6a...I can not remember).

    If I might ask, why are you adding a WINNT 4.0 server (Member Server) into
    your domain? I am sure that you have good reasons, just curious. There
    seems to be several questions today about much older OSes.....

    Also, in addition to what Paul stated (using the NetBIOS name) you might
    want to consider installing WINS in your environment. MIGHT being the key
    Cary Shultz, Feb 3, 2006
  4. Frisse

    Frisse Guest


    Already thanks for the given information.
    The reason why we want to get NT4.0 servers into the domain is simple. We
    have a number of applications running on NT which can not be migrated for
    different reasons. Or the supplier doesn't exist anymore, or the supplier
    doesn't want to migrate to a higher version, or he want's to do it but at a
    price that's it cheaper to buy a new product, so, I don't have a lot of
    Regarding WINS, we prefer not to use WINS for the simple reason that
    security doesn't approve it due to some security problems. We only use TCP/IP
    (not that there are no security issues with this ;-) )
    Using only the NetBios name, doesn't seem to help, we already tried.

    Kind regards.

    Frisse, Feb 3, 2006
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