Migrating NT4 domain gradually to Windows 2003 active directory etc.

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  1. loupgarou

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    Hello all, need some help/tips.

    I've a windows nt domain, windows 2003 domain running on
    the same network.

    in order to prevent major upheavals in infrastructure.

    this is what I've decided to do.
    a) disconnect a pc from windows NT domain, join Windows
    2003 domain.
    b) create user in windows 2003 domain,
    c) Link microsoft exchange mailbox to the new windows 2003
    domain user.
    d) manually change any shares/printers that user is using
    previously.
    ---
    eventually, everyone will be on the windows 2003 domain
    and i can break the trust and poweroff the windows NT
    domain server.
    ----

    problems:
    what to do about dhcp, right now, the windows NT server is
    the dhcp provider, I tried setting up a windows 2003 dhcp
    service but the NT one took priority somehow when logging
    in to the new domain.

    can I do this somehow to stop the old dhcp and start a new
    one on the windows 2003 before i complete doing my ealier
    steps a - d?

    thanks

    loupgarou
     
    loupgarou, Jun 24, 2004
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  2. Hello,

    Thank you for your post.

    Yes, you can move the DHCP serivce to a server in the Windows Server 2003
    domain first. This should be a smooth migration.

    325473 HOW TO: Move a DHCP Database from Windows NT 4.0 Server to Windows
    Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=325473

    Also, you can use the Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) to efficiently
    migrate most of the domain data (including domain user/group accounts,
    client computers) from the Windows NT domain to the new Windows server 2003
    domain.

    For more information regarding ADMT, please refer to:

    Active Directory Migration Tool Overview
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/planning/activedirectory/admt.
    asp

    Download details: Active Directory Migration Tool v.2.0
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=788975b1-5849-4707-
    9817-8c9773c25c6c&displaylang=en

    DomainMig.chm in the ADMT installation folder (this file contains very good
    information).

    Hope this helps. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not
    hesitate to let me know. I am standing by to help you.

    Regards,
    Joe Wu
    Product Support Services
    Microsoft Corporation

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    |Hello all, need some help/tips.
    |
    |I've a windows nt domain, windows 2003 domain running on
    |the same network.
    |
    |in order to prevent major upheavals in infrastructure.
    |
    |this is what I've decided to do.
    |a) disconnect a pc from windows NT domain, join Windows
    |2003 domain.
    |b) create user in windows 2003 domain,
    |c) Link microsoft exchange mailbox to the new windows 2003
    |domain user.
    |d) manually change any shares/printers that user is using
    |previously.
    |---
    |eventually, everyone will be on the windows 2003 domain
    |and i can break the trust and poweroff the windows NT
    |domain server.
    |----
    |
    |problems:
    |what to do about dhcp, right now, the windows NT server is
    |the dhcp provider, I tried setting up a windows 2003 dhcp
    |service but the NT one took priority somehow when logging
    |in to the new domain.
    |
    |can I do this somehow to stop the old dhcp and start a new
    |one on the windows 2003 before i complete doing my ealier
    |steps a - d?
    |
    |thanks
    |
    |loupgarou
    |
    |
     
    Joe Wu [MSFT], Jun 24, 2004
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  3. Hello,

    How are you doing? I am just checking to see how things are going there. If
    you would like further assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.
    Thanks, and have a great day!

    Regards,
    Joe Wu
    Product Support Services
    Microsoft Corporation

    Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security

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    |Hello,
    |
    |Thank you for your post.
    |
    |Yes, you can move the DHCP serivce to a server in the Windows Server 2003
    |domain first. This should be a smooth migration.
    |
    |325473 HOW TO: Move a DHCP Database from Windows NT 4.0 Server to Windows
    |Server 2003
    |http://support.microsoft.com/?id=325473
    |
    |Also, you can use the Active Directory Migration Tool (ADMT) to
    efficiently
    |migrate most of the domain data (including domain user/group accounts,
    |client computers) from the Windows NT domain to the new Windows server
    2003
    |domain.
    |
    |For more information regarding ADMT, please refer to:
    |
    |Active Directory Migration Tool Overview
    |http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/planning/activedirectory/admt
     
    Joe Wu [MSFT], Jun 28, 2004
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