1. Use a clean install to create an Active Directory root domain.
2. Upgrade the PW_Master PDC to Windows 2000, creating a Windows 2000 domain all employee
user accounts. Attach this domain to the root domain.
3. Upgrade the Win NT 4 resource domain PDCs to Windows 2000, designating each as a child
domain of the employee domain. Create new OUs in the employee domain. Move the computer
security groups and other security groups into the new OUs. Decommission the child domains.
4. Upgrade all of the BDCs of each NT 4 domain to Windows 2000 domain controllers.
First we need a clean install. When upgrading to a Windows 2000 domain, the account domain must be
upgraded. The first machine to be upgraded must always be the PDC. Once the PDC has been
upgraded, we have a Windows 2000 domain. The BDCs can be upgraded later.
The third step is to upgrade the resource domains then migrate them into the first domain.
Once all the domains have been upgraded and restructured (merged), we can upgrade the remaining