2003 as BDC...

2003 as BDC...

Post by SGVybWFuU » Sat, 08 Jan 2005 05:51:09


Can a Windows 2003 server be setup as the BDC with an NT4 server as the PDC?
This would be just a temporary setup until we can migrate our other servers
to 2003.
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Herman P. Schweineger
 
 
 

2003 as BDC...

Post by Danny Sand » Sat, 08 Jan 2005 06:58:58

There is no such thing as a Win 2k3 BDC. They operate in multimaster mode.


hth
DDS W 2k MVP MCSE



PDC?
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2003 as BDC...

Post by v-reb » Sat, 08 Jan 2005 17:33:21

No, there is no BDC PDC concept in win2k3. I guess you may want to make the
win2k3 as a backup server in NT domain and eventually upgrade to win2k3
domain. Technically speaking, we use the following process:

- Install BDC on the new box.
- Promote a Windows NT 4.0 BDC to the PDC, which demotes the PDC to
a BDC.
- Do a full backup of the former PDC and remove it from the network.
- Upgrade the new PDC to Windows Server 2003. If you want to expand
the boot partition, please refer to the following KB:
325857 How To Expand the Boot Partition During a Windows Server 2003 Upgrade
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

- Use the Windows Server 2003 Active Directory wizard to turn on the
Active Directory service. The Active Directory service imports the existing
user accounts, groups, and other settings from the PDC.
- Run your new Windows Server 2003 domain controller with Active
Directory for a test period.
- If desired you can do a clean installation of Windows Server 2003
on the former PDC, and bring it online as an Active Directory domain
controller.
- Transfer all Flexible Single-Master Operation (FSMO) roles to the
new Windows Server 2003 domain controller.
- Verify all directory information has replicated.
- Demote the first domain

As a kind reminder, if you want NT and win2k3 run in a period of time, you
may need to add NT4emulator key on PDC before you upgrade to win2k3.
More information can be found from the link below:

How to Prevent Overloading on the First Domain Controller During Domain
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

The following is the nice docuemnt before you upgrade NT to win2k3:

Upgrading from Windows NT Server 4.0 to Windows Server 2003
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
03-2.mspx

Any update, let us get in touch!

Best regards,

Rebecca Chen

MCSE2000 MCDBA CCNA


Microsoft Online Partner Support
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2003 as BDC...

Post by S2hpbWp » Sat, 08 Jan 2005 20:41:03

So what happens if the server I setup win2k3 (PDC) on goes down?
How would the users get authenticated?
 
 
 

2003 as BDC...

Post by v-reb » Sat, 08 Jan 2005 22:27:35

If you install the second win2k3 server and join it to the exising network,
it is a memeber server. You then can promote it to be an addition DC of the
current DC for backup purpost.

Best regards,

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