4. Advice on upgrading an NT4 PDC server to a Win2k server

Paul Hinsberg

I need to upgrade my Windows NT 4.0 PDC server to a Windows 2000 server, so I can set up another Win2k server as a BDC. I have two other NT 4.0 servers that also act as BDCs. My question is twofold:

  • Should I upgrade the PDC to Win2k server, or do a fresh install? (A fresh install would be a huge undertaking.)
  • And, will the NT server BDCs have any problems with authentication and replication?

    This question posed on 26 June 2002

    If you do not have to time to create a pristine environment, don't rush it. Just upgrade the PDC to Windows 2000 and

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