Upgrading Windows NT 4.0 Domains to Windows Server 2003 Active Directory
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
Upgrading your domains from Microsoft® Windows NT® 4.0 to Windows® Server 2003 Active Directory® directory service enables your organization to improve the security and scalability of your network infrastructure while reducing administrative overhead. As an alternative to restructuring Windows NT 4.0 domains, the in-place upgrade is an efficient, time-saving process that minimizes the effect on the Windows NT 4.0 production environment.
In This Chapter
For more information about restructuring domains when upgrading from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows Server 2003, see "Restructuring Windows NT 4.0 Domains to an Active Directory Forest" in this book.
For more information about the Active Directory logical structure, see "Designing the Active Directory Logical Structure" in this book.
For more information about Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Functional Levels, see "Enabling Advanced Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Features" in this book.
For more information about Active Directory site topology, see "Designing the Site Topology" in this book.