NT4 SP5 workstation with windows 2003 DC and NT4 BDC

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Imulet, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. Imulet

    Imulet Guest

    HI all

    I have an NT 4 domain with one PDC and 4 BDCs. On the client side, I am
    running mostly windows XP but around 20 Windows NT workstation with SP5 that
    I cannot ugprade now because there are some important applications running.
    I cannot upgrade client OS as well as Service pack

    I have plan to upgrade Windows NT PDC to Windows 2003 domain controller and
    make it a new child domain under our forest root domain which is running
    from before. i am only concerned about 20 NT4 workstations that are running
    NT SP5, would they be able to login after PDC upgrade to Windows 2003. I
    will leave NT 4 BDCs as is for now.

    Thanks in advance.
    Imulet
     
    Imulet, Dec 11, 2005
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    Herb Martin Guest

    What applications will support (the buggy) SP5 and will not support
    SP6a + HotFixes?

    It is (very) foolish to run NT without the latest fixes unless you
    1) have ZERO choice AND 2) are completely secure including
    from (other) local sources.
    It's no big deal to use NT with Win2003, and theorectically at least
    SP4 is sufficient.

    It is a good idea to also apply the "DSClient" Upgrage (available from
    the MS website, especially when using Win2003 (as opposed to 2000.)
     
    Herb Martin, Dec 11, 2005
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  3. Imulet

    Imulet Guest

    Thanks Herb for quick reply. As you mentioned SP4 is enough to login to
    Windows 2003 domain. is it without DS Client installed. I mean if I dont do
    anything with the client and leave them as is with NT4 with SP5, can we
    login them after NT4 PDC is upgraded to Windows 2003 domain controller with
    NT 4 BDCs?

    Thanks
    Imulet

     
    Imulet, Dec 11, 2005
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  4. Imulet

    Herb Martin Guest

    My understanding is "yes" but you still haven't indicated which
    app(s) NEED SP5....

    This is very unsafe. Given time you will almost certainly get
    virus infected unless your physical security is EXTREME.

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    Herb Martin, Dec 12, 2005
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  5. Imulet

    Imulet Guest

    Infact these PCs are not in our control and running some proprietry
    applications, and their admin says that they need specific version of IE
    which is available with SP5 and if you upgrade to SP6, IE is also upgraded.

     
    Imulet, Dec 12, 2005
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  6. Imulet

    Imulet Guest

    Infact these PCs are not in our control and running some proprietry
    applications, and their admin says that they need specific version of IE
    which is available with SP5 and if you upgrade to SP6, IE is also upgraded.

     
    Imulet, Dec 12, 2005
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    Dave Patrick Guest

    I could be wrong but that isn't my recollection.

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    :
    <snip>
    if you upgrade to SP6, IE is also upgraded.
    <snip>
     
    Dave Patrick, Dec 12, 2005
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    Herb Martin Guest


    And chance are an old IE is even more dangerous unless
    you completely lock these machine from visiting the Internet
    and most anywhere else.

    Stuff that old is just not safe.
     
    Herb Martin, Dec 12, 2005
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