Workgroup standalone server and AD together?

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Brian1205, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. Brian1205

    Brian1205 Guest

    New to AD. Our Server 2003 is currently configured as a workgroup standalone
    server with shared folders which users access from their WXP workstations.
    In order to better manage the users and resources on the network, we want to
    move to Active Directory. My question is can I install AD on the server and
    slowly add users/workstations to the AD but still allow the other users to
    connect to the shared folders through the workgroup? Or, once I install AD,
    do the local accounts I have setup for the users to login to the server and
    use the shared folders disappear?

    Thanks for any help.

    Brian1205, Jun 20, 2007
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    jwd Guest

    Once you promote your server to a DC it will loose its local security
    database and therefore any local users that you have setup.

    Best Regards
    Joe Dunn MCSE
    jwd, Jun 20, 2007
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