Determining Your Migration Path

Keep in mind when deciding on a migration path that it is a per-domain decision and that it is completely legitimate to use different migration paths for different domains within your organization. A popular migration strategy is to upgrade the Windows NT 4 master accounts domain and then restructure the Windows NT 4 resource domains into the new Windows Server 2003 domain. Or, if your Windows NT 4 domain model is geographically oriented, you might upgrade one or two of the larger domains and then restructure the smaller domains into these larger ones, preserving their administrative autonomy through organizational units (OUs). Both of these scenarios are examples of domain consolidation.

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