WinNT PDC Win2000 BDC
08/11/2018 6:33
I have a WinNT PDC and added a Win2000 server to the domain. I want to make the Win2000 server a BDC, but it appears that I can not. Is this true? Does the 2000 server have to be the PDC over an NT server? If I do make the 2000 server a PDC, do I need to shut down the NT PDC, install the Active Directory and make the 2000 server a PDC, THEN bring up the NT server and demote it to a BDC? Is this correct? Will I lose the groups and everything I have already setup on the 2000 server (it does not currently have active directory installed)

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08/11/2018 6:33 - You cannot have a W2k server act as a BDC inNT 4.0 because of the security features W2kneeds the AD. Also, if you want to preserve theexisting security information go., user accountsand computer accounts you have to upgrade theexisting PDC of the domain. You have two choicesof moving to W2k. Install the new server as NT 4.0BDC then promote it to primary and upgrade to W2kor upgrade the existing PDC to W2k then run DCpromoon the new W2k server and transfer the GC and FSMOroles. Of course another choice is to create a new W2kdomain but you'll have to recreate all of the user accountinformation and reinstall NT on the existing DCs becausean NT 4.0 DC cannot be moved to a new domain.

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08/11/2018 6:33 - Create a new W2k domain and migrate the security dataor recreate it then setup a trust relationship with the oldNT 4.0 domain.

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08/11/2018 6:33 - Thanks for the response. The NT server is NT because of the requirements of the program that is installed on it. So it can not be upgraded at this time. Since it was the first one installed (several months ago) it became the PDC because it was the only server in the domain.

Now we are adding a second server to the same domain, and installed W2K on it as a server. Now we realize that it should be a BDC, but it can't. It has to be a PDC with active directory. I don't really want to reinstall it with NT4 then upgrade it to W2K as I have already done a bit on it so far as programs, groups and setup directory structures and such.

What do you suggest? account

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