Quick easy question

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

  1. JROCK

    JROCK Guest

    I have a nt4 BDC. I need to join it to my win2003 doamin.
    I dont want to put a BDC on my network. What are the
    possible complications of adding a bdc to a win2k network?
    I cant demote a nt4 bdc right? you half to re-install it
    right?

    The bdc has data on it I want and runs some other apps.
    Thats why I need it.

    Thanks
     
    JROCK, Aug 5, 2004
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  2. Hi Jrock,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    In general, we need to reinstall it as a WinNT member server.

    You can try to create the BDC account with srvmgr.exe included with Windows
    2000. See:

    Cannot Add Windows NT 4.0 BDC to a Windows 2000 Domain
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=242432

    When joining the domain, give ONLY THE DOMAIN NAME, DON'T GIVE A USER-NAME
    OR PASSWORD.

    In addition, you can also try a third party tool, UPromote which can
    downgrade your NT BDC domain controller to a standalone server easily.

    http://utools.com/UPromote.asp

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    Hope this helps!

    Regards,
    Bob Qin
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Aug 5, 2004
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