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Windows 2000 server


Our network currently has two NT 4.0 servers, one PDC and one BDC. I have purchased a new computer and installed Windows 2000 Server with active directory. This will replace the PDC. I plan on replacing the BDC in the future. Can the NT 4.0 BDC co-exist with the Windows 2000 Server? Is there anything I have to do with the BDC.


This question was answered on December 5, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Yes, just keep the BDC as is but you must run AD in hybrid mode and it will work ok on NT4 servers When you have got rid of all NT4 servers/workstations you can switch your PDC to single AD mode.

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Posted by Christopher of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 5, 2004