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Advanced Server as BDC? Member Server?

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The Question is:

We are running advanced server 7.3 on OpenVms 7.3 and are migrating to active
 directories from NT4 domains.  We are also using the external authentication
 on OpenVMS user accounts.  Is there anything we should be aware of prior to
 making the jump, eg upgr
ades. To ensure that user authentication was quick, we have configured Advanced
 Server as a backup domain controller, should we be configuring it as a member
 instead, or will we be able to continue to run it as a BDC.
Many thanks in advance,

The Answer is :

  You will need to upgrade to a minimum of Advanced Server V7.3A.  You
  will then want to apply the current ECO kit, ECO2 as of this writing.
  The Backup Domain Controller (BDC) role does not exist in an Active
  Directory configuration.  You will need to change the role of your
  server to that of a Member Server.
  Related topics include (9734), (9667), (9612), (9048), (8303), (8150),
  (8034) and likely various others.

answer written or last revised on ( 15-JUL-2004 )

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