Network engineer Robert Shahon recently completed a hurry-up migration from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000. The degree of difficulty for that project was increased by a tight deadline and his company's concurrent relocation. To help others who face similar challenging project, he shared his dos and don'ts for a successful migration.
- When you know there are some hardware issues with your main server, don't wait to order new hardware. Start working on a parallel installation.
- Do your homework on Windows 2000 Migration issues and understand the concepts of the new software, such as Active Directory.
- Do take advantage of this situation to make the new network design better and more efficient.
- Don't procrastinate, even if your company might.