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(last updated 2005/2/4)
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I do not expect to directly pursue this work further. See Replacing/Preserving NT4 Server for rationale. CHS
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NT4 Server End of Life
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pixel Microsoft is bringing Windows NT4 Server to "end-of-life". See Retiring Windows NT Server 4.0: Changes in Product Availability and Support. My interpretation is that there will be no new fixes, except for security issues, after this year. Security fixes will stop a year later, after January 1, 2005. Microsoft's position regarding NT4 Server seems perfectly reasonable. NT4 is ancient. Microsoft has released two successor products, Windows 2000 Server and, now, Windows 2003 Server. However, there are lots of production NT4 servers going strong. My two production servers run NT4 and Linux, respectively.
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pixel There will be lots of sources of information, from Microsoft and others, about Active Directory, Windows 2003 Server, et al. However, there will probably be less publication of information for those, such as myself, that will try to keep NT4 servers in production. This section is intended to describe my experiences preserving my NT4 Server environments and help others who want to do the same. (This is not to say that I'm avoiding Windows 200x Server and Active Directory. I'm working with those, as well.)
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pixel The main problems in the upgrading are the directory issues. Because of the radical changes between NT4 and the successors, there is no easy answer.
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NT4 PDC/BDC/StandAlone Servers
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Samba 3 PDCs
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Windows 2000 Active Directory
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Windows 2003 Active Directory

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