Upgrading to new W2003 server from NT4

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Fredric Egeskans, Jul 28, 2004.

  1. Hi Group!

    I've noticed that the uprade plan is to install NT4 on the new machine and
    then let it be BDC first then PDC, after this to uprade the machine to

    I've got a brand new server with everything preinstalled, in ny domain there
    is 10 workstations. Im not sure about wich way is most efficient setting upp
    a brand new system in the new server with users and direcories and manually
    work with the 10 workstations
    to begin with deleting the preinstalled server and do the BDC-PDC plan???

    Why cant there be a "Move configuration Wizard" in W2003 :)...

    Best Regards
    Fredric Egeskans, Jul 28, 2004
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  2. Fredric Egeskans

    Herb Martin Guest

    There sort of is -- ADMT -- but the reason it doesn't work
    for you problem is that there is no way to have a Win2000+
    DC in an NT Domain and any other method than the one you
    describe creates a "NEW DOMAIN."
    Herb Martin, Jul 28, 2004
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  3. Hi Fredric,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    Herb is right. You can try ADMT tool to migrate the NT 4 domain to the new
    Windows 2003 domain. You need to build the new Windows 2003 with another
    Domain name first.

    If you prefer to use the original domain name, you need to reinstall WinNT
    on the new box and do the BDC-PDC plan.

    Here are some documents that may be helpful to you.

    HOW TO: Set Up ADMT for a Windows NT 4.0-to-Windows Server 2003 Migration

    Domain Migration Cookbook

    Planning Migration from Windows NT to Windows 2000

    HOW TO: View and Transfer FSMO Roles in the Graphical User Interface

    Have a nice day!

    Bob Qin
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    Microsoft Corporation

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jul 29, 2004
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