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  • Migrating from NT4 to W2K3

    Hi all

    As the subject line says, I'm a complete Newbie to Server software.

    I'll just give a brief outline of my situation.

    I work for a company that presently has a Domain running on an ageing NT4 Server PC. We have 14 other PCs that log into this domain and basically use it as a file saving and retrieval system. Drive D is where all the user files reside. I'm unsure as to whether drive D is a seperate physical hard drive or a partition on the one drive - which would be the better scenario for a new system?

    Okay, the problem we have is that our IT guy has left the company & the system is a bit of a mess. It all works but there was no virus protection (he removed it) and some of the 14 PCs accessed the network wirelessly. The wireless system had no protection whatsoever and anyone could have accessed our system!!

    So, what I want to do is replace with new - the server PC and some of the 14 PCs will be replaced or upgraded. I also plan to hard wire the PCs presently using wireless and do away with wireless.

    I plan on buying Windows Server 2003 which I believe comes with 5 licences.

    Do you experienced guys feel this is something I could reasonably undertake? I'm quite computer literate and, as i see it, the present system is quite basic. I just might need to ask some questions like HOW

    Thanks for reading this and any tips would be very gratefully received.

    Last edited by datasafe; 7th December 2006, 23:10.

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    Re: Migrating from NT4 to W2K3

    Post name changed to something more appropriate.

    Datasafe - please look at the forum rules before posting again:


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      Re: Migrating from NT4 to W2K3

      Thanks for the reply and the correction.

      I've just been reading the forum rules


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        Re: Migrating from NT4 to W2K3

        With 14 PC, I would SERIOUSLY look at SBS 2003 Premium. Costs are less, much less when you consider what is in the package. Configuration is also a lot less complicated due to the ease of use with the wizards.
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