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What do I need to do when upgrading Wndows NT domain controllers to Windows 2003?

I am upgrading from Windows NT to Windows 2003. The only things that are NT are the PDC and BDCs; everything else is 2000 or 2003 member servers. My question is, when I upgrade my Windows NT domain controllers to 2003, will I need to do anything else to my Windows 2000/2003 member servers that were in the NT domain?

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Your existing member servers, regardless of operating system, will simply become member servers in your upgraded AD domain. If you will be using Organizational Units and Group Policy (and I hope you are), you'll probably want to move them to a specific OU for administration and policy application, since they'll be in the default "Computers" container immediately following the upgrade.

This was first published in November 2005

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