Thanks for your posting.
You need to install a Windows 2003 server and build it as a Windows 2003 AD
domain. Then install ADMT to perform the user account migration first. Then
migrate SQL/File server to the new domain.
It is suggested to enable SIDHistory during the migration so the clients in
the new domain and the old domain can access the production servers during
the migration period.
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| I have a site with the following configuration:
| 1 x NT4 SBS Server
| 2 x Windows 2000 Server's BOTH running SQL Server 2000 + some file
| (Auth on SQL server is currently set to mixed mode)
| Client PC's all running Windows XP Professional (minimum SP1)
| Question. I have been asked to upgrade to a full AD Windows 2003
| Server domain.
| I take it from what I have read so far, I need to build a new box,
| install Windows 2003 server, then use the ADMT to move accounts across
| from NT4 to 2003.
| Are there any pitfalls I need to be aware of along the way ? i.e. is
| SQL Server 2000 affected in any way after doing this procedure
| (authentification etc) ? How about the two existing 2000 servers
| (which are really only sitting there running SQL - they dont have any
| AD activated)- but they are obviously both members of the domain.
| Any help/guidance on this would be most appreciated.