win NT4.0 to win 2000, 2003 migration

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Jeffery, Nov 14, 2005.

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    I have an existing NT4.0 domain (Domain A) with a PDC and 6 BDCs which run
    services like Citrix, SAP, Printing, etc. I have an another existing W2K,
    Win 2003 Domain (Domain B) which has an implemented Active Directory Forest,
    running DNS, DHCP etc.

    I want to migrate all the Servers in Domain A, as 2003 member servers into
    Domain B. This means I need to bring across user accounts, groups, and
    resources. I can run Domain A, in parallel for a short while however I want
    to get ride of it as soon as possible. Some of the BDCs from Domain A I can
    build from scratch, however 3 of the Servers I can't rebuild, so I have to
    migrate them somehow... I am thinking of using ADMT, to import relevant
    accounts into Domain B, and if possible, upgrading the PDC and BDCs to 2003,
    and then joining them to Domain B, as member Servers.

    I don't know if this is possible, or what impact this will have on the
    services running on these Servers in Domain A like the Citrix Server and
    Print Server.

    Any suggestions?
    Jeffery, Nov 14, 2005
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  2. Hello Jeffery,

    There should be a problem in this migration plan: We are unable to migrate
    domain controllers by using ADMT. This is by designed limitation.

    Also, in Windows NT domain, we are unable to demote the domain controller
    to a member server. We need to reinstall the NT DCs from scratch.

    For the migration of printer server, we can use a tool called Print

    Download: Print Migrator 3.1

    Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Print Migrator 3.1

    Hope it helps.


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    Ada Pan [MSFT], Nov 15, 2005
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