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Event Review: How to migrate your NT 4.0 Directory Services to Windows Server 2003 Active Directory (Session TNT1-99)

In migrating from Windows NT 4.0 to Active Directory, organizations can either upgrade in-place (keep the same domain architecture) or restructure the domain architecture. This session addresses how to make the best choice and how to plan a migration from Windows NT 4.0 directory services to Active Directory. We'll discuss the differences between upgrading and restructuring your Windows NT 4.0 directory services and the implications of each approach. We’ll also describe various migration scenarios and demonstrate the migration tools.

Session Agenda

  • Differences between upgrading and restructuring your NT 4.0 directory services
  • Implications of upgrading and restructuring
  • Supported migration scenarios
  • How to use domain migration tools


Session Media

This session consists of a Windows Media presentation and demonstrations.
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Demo: Setting up the Migration

In this first demonstration, we will prepare the Windows Server 2003 and NT 4.0 environment to support the migration. We will see what trusts are required, what permissions are needed, and how to set up the required auditing on both environments as well as the groups, registry keys, and the password migration agents.
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Demo: Migrating Users

In this demonstration, we will migrate the call center users over from the account domain into a new OU. The demonstration will show how to create the group mapping database and how to apply that mapping to the resources in the resource domain.
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Demo: Security Translation

In this demonstration, we will look at populating the mappings database and then use the security translation to ensure that the permissions on the target machine are updated. We will then look at that the results of the translation before using the report wizard to show how to get reports on the migration.
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Related Resources

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Microsoft Press Books

Active Directory Services for Microsoft Windows 2000 Technical Reference
Summary: With this book, you’ll learn what you need to know about Active Directory services, find technical information about its implementation in Windows 2000, and get practical details on how to start reaping the benefits of this unified directory system.
MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-294):Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure
Summary: Get all-new, in-depth exam prep for 70-294, a core MCSE exam for Windows Server 2003—as you build real-world job skills. Kit includes a 425-question test bank, full review, case studies, troubleshooting labs, trial software, 15% exam discount, and more.
MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-297):Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure
Summary: Get all new, in-depth exam prep for 70-297, a core MCSE design exam for Windows Server 2003—as you build real-world job skills. Features 300 practice questions, full review, case studies, troubleshooting labs, trial software, exam discount, and more.
Migrating from Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 to Windows Server 2003
Summary: The essential technical guidance that system administrators need to upgrade to the Windows .NET Server 2003 operating system, direct from those who know the technology best—the Microsoft Windows Server product team.

 

Third Party Books

Active Directory Services for Microsoft Windows 2000 Technical Reference
Summary: With this book, you’ll learn what you need to know about Active Directory services, find technical information about its implementation in Windows 2000, and get practical details on how to start reaping the benefits of this unified directory system.
Active Directory for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Technical Reference
Summary: The in-depth technical reference for network architects and administrators implementing Active Directory for Windows Server 2003. Understand advanced design and deployment issues and learn the best ways to enhance network performance and productivity.
MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-294):Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure
Summary: Get all-new, in-depth exam prep for 70-294, a core MCSE exam for Windows Server 2003—as you build real-world job skills. Kit includes a 425-question test bank, full review, case studies, troubleshooting labs, trial software, 15% exam discount, and more.
MCSE Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-297):Designing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure
Summary: Get all new, in-depth exam prep for 70-297, a core MCSE design exam for Windows Server 2003—as you build real-world job skills. Features 300 practice questions, full review, case studies, troubleshooting labs, trial software, exam discount, and more.

 

Training and Certification

Course 2283: Migrating from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 to Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Directory Services
Summary: This course is intended for individuals who are IT Professionals with design and implementation experience with Windows migration. The skills required for this course include the ability to design an Active Directory and networking infrastructure based on an organization's business needs and infrastructure factors, and identify and categorize existing services and business requirements. This course contains virtual labs.


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