Replace old NT 4 server with new box with 2003 server

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Juliana, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. Juliana

    Juliana Guest


    Could you please advice me how to replace a NT4 server with a new server of
    2003? The NT 4 system has PDC and a member server. The PDC is also privide
    DHCP service and all users logon. The new box will be 2003 domain controller
    and DNS server. I have searched info from Internet but still not clear how to
    do it.

    Would be possible to do this way:
    fresh install 2003 to the new box and setup as domain controller with same
    domain name as old one and create all users account(it's only about 30 user
    accounts that I can create them manualy) then setup DHCP service according to
    the NT4 PDC. After installation and setup the new box with 2003 server,
    replace NT PDC with the 2003 domain server. I will make sure the new server
    uses same IP address as old NT 4 server.

    If this is not the way to do, how to do and any clear documents tell me the

    Thank you, very much for any help.
    Juliana, Jan 20, 2006
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    Tim Gowen Guest

    When we did it we created a temporary NT4 PDC (an old PC) to preserve the
    security information. Then we upgraded an NT4 machine to Windows 2003 and
    the accounts were upgraded at the same time.

    Tim Gowen, Jan 20, 2006
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