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Event Review: Migrating from Windows NT Server 4.0 to Windows Server 2003 (Session ITPROADD-02)

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Session Outline

This session covers migration from Windows NT 4 to Windows Server 2003. In the session we will cover aspects of the migration, such as choosing the migration path. We will also discuss the different paths available and look at aspects of each that require certain attention. Areas that this session covers include upgrading account and resource domains, restructuring domains and moving user and group accounts using ADMT, as well as the effects migration has on Trust relationships, DNS, profiles and scripts.

Session Agenda

  • Windows Server 2003 Active Directory
  • Migration Preparation
  • Performing the Migration

Related Links

Use the following resources to learn more about topics covered in this briefing.

Microsoft Press Books

Third-Party Books

  • Managing Enterprise Active Directory Services

    Summary: Learn how to programmatically manage and monitor Active Directory in a large-scale environment. The authors, who lead Cisco's Active Directory deployment and management initiative, focus on post-deployment issues surrounding Active Directory.

  • Inside Active Directory: A System Administrator's Guide, 2nd Edition

    Summary: The most practical, comprehensive, and highly praised guide to Active Directory has now been fully updated for Windows Server 2003. The second edition of Inside Active Directory: A System Administrator's Guide offers a definitive reference to the design, architecture, installation, and management of Active Directory, the cornerstone technology within Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 distributed networks. This new edition—based on the final release software of Windows Server 2003—emphasizes security and covers all the new features and discusses enhancements in replication and Group Policy, forest trusts, functional levels, and working with dynamic objects.

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Unleashed, 2nd Edition

    Summary: A fresh perspective on planning, designing, implementing, and migrating to a Windows Server 2003 environment. Rand Morimoto and his co-authors began writing this book using their experience from several very large client implementations, some having more than 100 servers in production. On a daily basis, as this book was in production, they had clients with thousands of users taking advantage of the Windows Server 2003 security, scalability, performance, and reliability functions months before the product release. Because of that unique experience, the authors of this book were able to compile the best practices, installation and migration tips and tricks, performance optimization techniques, configuration tuning, and server management techniques for the readers of this book. Rather than revising from previously published chapters in Windows Server 2000 Unleashed, this book was written completely from scratch with the belief that this approach would incorporate the true recommendations from the author team for best practices, tips, and tricks to get the most out of the Windows Server 2003 networking environment.

  • Inside Windows Server 2003

    Summary: This book is designed to lead a class through the complexities of a full Windows Server 2003 deployment. Each chapter starts off with a list of new features in Windows Server 2003, along with any significant improvements to features carried over from Windows 2000. It then presents design principles, followed by procedures to install and configure the aspects of Windows Server 2003 covered in that chapter. The coverage is comprehensive, in-depth, practical, and informed. Many helpful examples are presented to illustrate the concepts. All along the way the author includes proven advice for improving stability and performance. Windows Server 2003 represents a new emphasis from Microsoft on trustworthy computing, so security issues are covered extensively.

  • The Ultimate Windows Server 2003 System Administrator's Guide

    Summary: Windows Server 2003, the successor to Windows 2000 and Windows NT Server, is designed to accommodate the seamless exchange of information through Web services. It delivers the increased flexibility and power needed to administer networks as global entities, but its enhanced management tools and security features present as many challenges as opportunities. The Ultimate Windows Server 2003 System Administrator's Guide will help readers negotiate these challenges and exploit the opportunities.

  • Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Windows Server 2003 in 24 Hours

    Summary: This is a straightforward, step-by-step introduction to Microsoft’s newest network operating system. This book not only highlights the functions and capabilities of the software but also provides a practical look at important server features and tools.

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Delta Guide

    Summary: If you already know how to use Microsoft Windows Server 2000, you can leverage those skills to quickly become an expert on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. This guide skips the basics and moves straight into what’s new and what has changed in Windows Server 2003.

  • Troubleshooting Microsoft Technologies: The Ultimate Administrator's Repair Manual

    Summary: This is the first complete guide to troubleshooting the vast interrelationships of Microsoft network technologies. A concise technical introduction at the outset of each chapter brings readers up to speed on the technologies involved.

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Insider Solutions

    Summary: Instead of a traditional planning, design, and implementation guide, this book is a serious resource for Windows experts to find tips, tricks, and best practices for implementing and supporting key Windows Server 2003 technologies. Sections include security, management, design, migration, business continuity, performance, and business productivity.

Training and Certification

  • Course 2273: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment

    Summary: This course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are required to manage accounts and resources, maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and better safeguard data in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment. This is the first course in the Systems Administrator and Systems Engineer tracks for Windows Server 2003 and serves as the entry point for other courses in the Windows Server 2003 curriculum.