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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cilma, Jul 11, 2002.

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  1. cilma

    cilma Thread Starter

    May 29, 2002
    We will be upgrading our Server to Win2k and implementing Active Directory and was wondering what effect Active Directory will have on Data Recovery - Are there any issues with this, any differences we should know about.

    Also when we upgrade the PDC to Win2k DC, it is a must that we install or configure Active Directory at the same time?

    Thanks for all your help
  2. rawmeat


    May 17, 1999
    You do not have to install AD when upgrading, it can be installed later. One thing to keep in mind is to install DNS on the DC during the upgrade or prior to installing AD as dynamic DNS is required for AD to work. It does not have to support anything but AD. As for Data recovery, my understanding is that there is a AD plugin for Backup Exec (if that is what you are using, probably one for each backup system) that you need to backup AD. It is structurally similar to SQL server and needs the plugin to deal with the AD db being open during backups.

    If I am wrong, please correct me!:cool:
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