NT4 to W2k3 Upgrade

NT4 to W2k3 Upgrade

Post by Greg Zygad » Sun, 01 Aug 2004 04:25:15


We currently have two NT4.0 domains in our environment. One in the
corporate office and one in a remote office. We are planning right now to
do a migration instead of an in-place upgrade. One of the reason I don't
want to do the inplace upgrade is the fact the NT4.0 has the boot partition
limit and I want to make sure the domain controllers have plenty of space
for SP's and hotfixes.

I'm looking for Pro's and Con's to doing it this way. Also we have no
exchange in our current enviorment.

Thanks

Greg
 
 
 

NT4 to W2k3 Upgrade

Post by Brian Desm » Sun, 01 Aug 2004 13:20:55

Greg,

I think you have an excellent plan, especailly given the potential to (and I
hope plans to) collapse the domains into one. Setup the new domain with DCs
at each office, and then ADMT the principals in from each office. An OU for
each would probably work well, but, that's a business issue.

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Windows Server MVP
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NT4 to W2k3 Upgrade

Post by bobqi » Tue, 03 Aug 2004 23:51:16

Hi Greg,

Thanks for your posting here.

In fact, you can refer to the following document to expand the partition on
the Windows NT computer which you will install Windows 2003.

HOW TO: Expand the Boot Partition During a Windows Server 2003 Upgrade
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

You can also refer to the Windows Server 2003 deployment document on
Windows Server 2003 installation CD:

\SUPPORT\TOOLS\Deploy.cab. In this file, you will find the CHM files
talking about this option and some other documents regarding unattended
installation.

Please fully back up the Windows NT server before upgrade in order to avoid
any unexpected data loss.

If you prefer to perform migration, I believe the following documents will
be helpful.

HOW TO: Set Up ADMT for a Windows NT 4.0-to-Windows Server 2003 Migration
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Domain Migration Cookbook
< http://www.yqcomputer.com/
k/cookintr.asp>

Planning Migration from Windows NT to Windows 2000
< http://www.yqcomputer.com/
nol/ad/windows2000/plan/migntw2k.asp>

Have a nice day!

Regards,
Bob Qin
Product Support Services
Microsoft Corporation

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NT4 to W2k3 Upgrade

Post by » Thu, 11 Nov 2004 15:30:00

I will be upgrading our NT4 PDC to W2K3 AD.
I have seen in previous threads "01/112004-15:37 - Running DCPromo on W2K03
Server after NT4 in-place upgrade" that registry key changes may be required
in relation to the new W2K3 DC.

What needs to be changed
 
 
 

NT4 to W2k3 Upgrade

Post by bobqi » Fri, 12 Nov 2004 17:10:45

Hi Ray,

Thanks for your posting here.

Yes, you need both the NT4Emulator and the NeutralizeNT4Emulator keys on
the new DC and the originally upgraded DC. You refere to the following
document.

How to prevent overloading on the first domain controller during domain
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

As for the NT4Emulator and NeutralizeNT4Emulator keys, it should only be a
temporary solution. When you have sufficient Windows 2003 domain
controllers, you can remove the NT4emulator registry value on all the
Windows 2003 domain controllers or the Windows 2000/XP clients will no
longer receive group policy nor will it do Kerberos authentication.

Here are some documents may be helpful
===
HOW TO: Upgrade a Windows NT 4.0-Based PDC to a Windows Server 2003
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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

Windows NT Server 4.0 Upgrade Guide
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Have a nice day!

Regards,
Bob Qin
Microsoft Online Partner Support

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From: <Ray>
Subject: NT4 to W2k3 Upgrade
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 13:30:00 -0000
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.migration


I will be upgrading our NT4 PDC to W2K3 AD.
I have seen in previous threads "01/112004-15:37 - Running DCPromo on
W2K03
Server after NT4 in-place upgrade" that registry key changes may be
required
in relation to the new W2K3 DC.

What needs to be changed