Upgrading a Single Member Server

The direct upgrade approach from Windows NT 4.0 to Windows Server 2003 is the most straightforward approach to migration. The upgrade takes all settings on a single server and upgrades them to Windows Server 2003. If a Windows NT 4.0 Server handles WINS, DNS, and DHCP, the process upgrades all WINS, DNS, and DHCP components, as well as the base operating system. This type of migration is very tempting, and it can be extremely effective, as long as all prerequisites (mentioned later) are satisfied.

Often, upgrading a single server can be a project. The standalone member servers in an environment are often the workhorses of the network, loaded with a myriad of different applications and critical tools. Performing ...

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