Migrating to Windows 2000 with BDC and PDC

When you have a PDC and a BDC, first shutdown the BDC, then migrate the PDC to Windows 2000.

Migrating to Windows 2000 with BDC and PDC
Mutsje Motormuis

Here's a nice little user tip for migrating to Windows 2000. If you haven't done so -- and lots of people haven't -- you will find yourself wondering what to do with all your primary domain controllers and backup controllers. This tip should help.


Migrating to Windows 2000 is a delicate job. When you have a PDC (primary domain controller) and a BDC (backup domain controller), shutdown the BDC before migrating the PDC to Windows 2000. That way if it fails, you can start the BDC, promote it to PDC, and restore the situation easily.


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Related Book

Windows 2000 Administration in a Nutshell
Author : Mitch Tulloch
Publisher : O'Reilly & Associates
Published : Feb 2001
Summary :
Anyone who installs Windows 2000, creates a user, or adds a printer is a 2000 system administrator. This book covers all the important day-to-day administrative tasks, and the tools for performing each task are included in a handy easy-to-look-up alphabetical reference. What's the same and what's different between the Windows 2000 and Windows NT platform? Has the GUI or the networking architecture changed, and if so, how? Windows 2000 Administration in a Nutshell addresses the problems associated with bridging the gap between the Windows NT and Windows 2000 platforms.


This was first published in June 2001

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