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Migrating from Windows NT Server 4.0 to Windows Server 2003

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  • Language: English

This guide provides a prescriptive migration path with step-by-step instructions for small and medium-sized organizations planning a migration from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 to Windows Server 2003.

  • Organizations that include less than 1000 network devices and that are heavily invested in servers running Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 can take advantage of the speed, security, and functionality of the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system by migrating their servers to Windows Server 2003. These clear, concise migration guidelines, targeted to smaller organizations, can significantly reduce the complexity of the server migration.

    This guide is intended primarily for IT administrators who are responsible for network operations in a smaller organization. Each chapter in this guide provides a simplified migration path as well as step-by-step instructions for a single server migration. The server roles included are: domain controller, DHCP/WINS server, file/print server, remote access server, and Web server.

    This page contains the following files for download:
    • Introduction
    • Ch 1: Planning the Migration
    • Ch 2: Upgrading to Windows Server 2003 Active Directory
    • Ch 3: Upgrading and Migrating WINS and DHCP Servers to Windows Server 2003
    • Ch 4: Migrating to Windows Server 2003 File and Print Servers
    • Ch 5: Migrating to Windows Server 2003 Dial-up and VPN Remote Access Servers
    • Ch 6: Migrating Web Sites from IIS 4.0 to IIS 6.0
    • Ch 7: Migrating to Group Policy-Based Administration
    • Glossary
    • Entire book as a .zip file

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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

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