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Is it possible to back out of Native mode 2000?

Is it possible to back out of Native mode 2000?

Is it possible to back out of Native mode 2000?

I know this sounds strange so a little background first.

We have had a native active directory setup here in the states for about a year now. Our parent company in Switzerland is now requesting that since they have implemented aa A/D we should come under their forest. The outside consultant they have hired is telling me that I can install an NT 4 server in the doamin to use as a backout method!

Has anyone ever heard of this ? Does it work?

I think I will need to rebuild from scratch to joing their doamin and use their naming convention. Am I right?

RE: Is it possible to back out of Native mode 2000?


Your screwed. Very sorry to say. AD Native will not accept or care about NT4 PDC's or BDC's.  Therefore trying to back out of Native AD by putting an NT4 PDC on site would be useless. Also if your company is required to be a child domain of the parent you will have to rebuild to enable this functionality.  Sorry, I know it's a bunch of bad news but that is the reality due to heavy use of SA's in the overall Forest.

Good Luck....


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