- Make the Windows 2000 a backup domain controller (BDC), using some type of emulation, I suppose, for the Windows NT 4.0 domain, or
- Somehow move the NT 4.0 SAM to the Windows 2000 Member Server, then (using the SAM data to create an Win2k Active Directory domain?) make it the DC for the entire domain and demote the Windows NT 4.0 server to either BDC or Member Server.
My goal is at some point to upgrade the Windows NT server (used now strictly as the domain's PDC and for the domain's archived file storage) to Windows 2000 OR perhaps to replace the box entirely with a new server box on which I'll install a fresh copy of Win2k.
But I want to get this domain controller issue dealt with now, so that I can keep my options open for what to do with the old NT box.
When offering any instructions or help, please note that I 'm pretty well versed in NT and other network technologies, but know little to nothing about setting up or migrating from an NT 4.0 SAM to a Win2k Active Directory.
Thanks in advance for any help!
This was first published in October 2002