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
- 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
- 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
- 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
The following is the nice docuemnt before you upgrade NT to win2k3:
Upgrading from Windows NT Server 4.0 to Windows Server 2003
Any update, let us get in touch!
MCSE2000 MCDBA CCNA
Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
When responding to posts, please "Reply to Group" via your newsreader so
that others may learn and benefit from your issue.
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.