Promoting a PDC

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by specialk, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. specialk

    specialk Guest

    If I take a spare pc that can run windows 2003. Put NT 4.0 Make it a BDC - then Promte to a PDC. And upgrade - How long do I have to wait after promoting to a PDC to upgrade?
     
    specialk, Aug 5, 2004
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    Herb Martin Guest

    That is the standard way to upgrade an NT domain if
    the "current PDC" is not upgradable.

    (BDCs must be created at INSTALL which requires
    you to start from NT4 even on a brand new machine.)

    How long do I have to wait after promoting to a PDC to upgrade?

    No specific time -- I would probably insure replication
    by forcing it to the other BDCs but even failing to do that
    might not be a real problem (it's just a good practice and
    perhaps safer to be sure.)
     
    Herb Martin, Aug 6, 2004
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  3. Hello,

    You can just force synchronize in the entire domain. Then you can perform
    upgrade.

    I have included some documents for your conference.

    HOW TO: Upgrade a Windows NT 4.0-Based PDC to a Windows Server
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=326209

    Upgrading from Windows NT Server 4.0 to Windows Server 2003
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/whyupgrade/nt4/nt4tows
    03-2.mspx

    Windows NT Server 4.0 Upgrade Guide
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/partners/isvs/ntmigrate.mspx

    Have a nice day!

    Regards,
    Bob Qin
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Aug 6, 2004
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