Windows 2000/2003 SBS Happy Together?

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by sdmusicmaker, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. sdmusicmaker

    sdmusicmaker Guest

    I have one Windows 2000 Server on a small LAN and it is the PDC and I'm using
    AD. I just purchased a new Server with Windows Server SBS 2003 Standard
    Edition to use as a file server and an internal web server.
    My question is when I fire up the new server for the first time and place it
    on the LAN will it conflict with my main server (the Windows 2000 Server ) at
    all? I know there is no DC in the 2003 stuff but my Win 2000 server is my
    PDC. Will this cause problems? I cant afford to mess up my existing network
    and just need the new server to sit there and behave.

    sdmusicmaker, Jan 9, 2006
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  2. Not sure why you think there is "no DC in the 2003 stuff ". There is and you
    want it to be. Only one server means no failover for authenication, user
    accounts or DNS.

    You would need to run ADPREP before you could bring this server into your
    2000 domain as a DC. I would suggest researching this at MS's web site

    Your focus on "PDC" is a bit disturbing. In NT that was important but in AD
    its just a FSMO role. More to be aware of than PDC role.
    Joshua Bolton, Jan 9, 2006
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