Upgrade from single name NT domain to server 2003, possible?

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Microsoft Windows Server 2003
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Windows NT 4.0
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How do I upgrade to a 2003 domain from an NT based single named domain? I have a single named NT 4.0 SP6 controlled domain EX:"domain" and am unable to upgrade that server. The critical apps do not run on anything beyond NT. Can I create a new NT DC (new server hardware)with the single name domain then upgrade it to 2003 performing the Microsoft specified actions to allow single name domain usage and then demote the old NT DC?

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Here is a good guide for you.

If you are trying to modernize, but you are stuck running Windows NT because of some critical applications, you might consider setting up an entirely seperate forest. You could create a trust relationship between the NT domain and your new domain. As an alternative you could just bring the Active Directory into your current domain, but you would have to opperate in mixed mode, which really limits what you can do.

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