Determining Domain Migration Strategies
Migrating successfully from Microsoft® Windows NT® 3.51 and Microsoft® Windows NT 4.0 to Microsoft® Windows® 2000 requires careful analysis of your current system and in-depth planning. Network engineers involved in the logical design of the upgrade process need to become familiar with the recommended configurations and procedures described in this chapter. Although these recommendations also work for smaller organizations, the emphasis in this chapter is on organizations with at least 2,500 personal computers.
Because the focus of this chapter is on planning for domain upgrade and restructure, and planning your Microsoft® Active Directory™ directory service namespace through an upgrade of Windows NT domains, most of your Active Directory namespace planning needs to be already completed. In addition, as a prerequisite to this chapter, you need to be familiar with the following: the features that can be deployed in Windows 2000, the deployment objectives of your organization, the current domain model of your organization, and the inventory of hardware and software in your current network configuration.
In This Chapter
This chapter will help you develop the following planning documents:
Migration Project Roadmap
Revised Active Directory Namespace Planning Document
Domain Migration Plan
Related Information in the Resource Kit
For more information about Active Directory, Domain Name System (DNS) namespace design, site topology, or groups, see "Designing the Active Directory Structure" in this book.
For more information about automated installation of Windows 2000 Server, see "Automating Server Installation and Upgrade" in this book.
For more information about automated installation of Windows 2000 Professional, see "Automating Client Installation and Upgrade" in this book.