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Windows NT to 2000 Domain Preparation. A Guide to Migrating a Windows NT Domain to a Windows 2000 Domain at Illinois State University. Topics at a Glance. Workstation preparation NT domain maintenance Evaluate PDC/BDC needs Ideal server configuration for Win2k Member servers

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Windows nt to 2000 domain preparation

Windows NT to 2000 Domain Preparation

A Guide to Migrating a Windows NT Domain to a Windows 2000 Domain at Illinois State University


Topics at a glance
Topics at a Glance

  • Workstation preparation

  • NT domain maintenance

  • Evaluate PDC/BDC needs

  • Ideal server configuration for Win2k Member servers

  • Transition services to Win2k Member servers

  • Ideal Win2k migration setup

  • Contact information

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Workstation preparation
Workstation Preparation

Assess your available hardware

Windows 2000 Professional

Recommended

Pentium 300 or P-II/233

128MB RAM4GB HD

1GB Free disk space

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Workstation preparation cont
Workstation Preparation Cont.

  • Strongly encourage Win95 to be gone

  • AD connector for 9x and NT clients

  • Encourage NT Workstations to be upgraded to Win2k Professional

  • http://www.ilstu.edu/win2000/ Windows 2000 Installation Guidelines

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Nt domain maintenance
NT Domain Maintenance

  • Machine naming conventions

  • Account and group names

  • Management by groups, not by users

  • Naming of attached devices such as printers

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Evaluate pdc bdc needs
Evaluate PDC/BDC Needs

  • Server/Service consolidation as appropriate

  • Upgrades of services

  • Empty PDC for migration

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Ideal server configuration for win2k member servers
Ideal Server Configuration for Win2k Member Servers

  • 4gb system partition

  • NT backup or/and mirrored partition

  • NTFS system partition: includes security, quotas, and encrypted file system

  • 256mb minimum RAM

  • Wipe and reload vs. upgrade

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Transition services to win2k member servers
Transition Services to Win2k Member Servers

  • Steps should be sequential

  • Convert one service/server at a time

  • Services that can be migrated: IIS, Exchange, SQL, SMS

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Ideal win2k migration setup
Ideal Win2k Migration Setup

  • 2 NT domain servers in place (substitute PDC/BDC)

  • All services running on Win2k Member servers

  • ISU standard naming conventions followed

  • Hardware compliant

  • All workstations running Win2k professional

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Ideal win2k migration setup cont
Ideal Win2k Migration Setup Cont.

  • All resources managed by groups

  • Security aware: all upgrades and patches in place, access control lists (no everyone group) (full control vs. modified), consider private addressing

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Contact information
Contact Information

  • Win2k list serve: [email protected]

  • Active Directory team members Pam Burress: [email protected] Steve Coan: [email protected] Randy Hill: [email protected] Pete Juvinall: [email protected] Rudy Radosevich: [email protected] Jane Vorhies: [email protected]

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