[windows2000] Upgrading a PDC/BDC to Windows 2000 without migrating users.

  • From: CSchwab@xxxxxxxx
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 11:17:43 -0400

        We have purchased a new Windows 2000 server. Since our company is 
small, we have elected to create new accounts on a new server instead of 
migrating the old system accounts. We allows us to standardize the naming 
conventions and cleanup the system..

        At issue are the old "PDC & BDC". We want to upgrade the systems 
to "Windows 2000 Server" and have them be only a member servers. We don't 
want to format and reinstall both Windows NT & Windows 2000 software along 
with all the other programs. My thought was to upgrade off-line from the 
WAN, then run DCpromo to change to a member server hopefully discarding 
any migrated accounts. Then join the new domain. 

        Is this possible or am I looking at a format & Reinstall?
        Could we reinstall without formatting?

Any comments?


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