I spent ages looking into it and comparing the options. In the end I went
for the following:
Kept existing box with SBS 4.5. Purchased additional (faster) server,
loaded this with NT 4.0 server + SP6a setup as a bdc (to retain a copy of
the SAM). Migrated applications and data accross to the new box, remapped
users virtual drives to shares on the new server. Existing server retained
for proxy, Exchange, web serving and pdc only.
network performance has increased measureably as a result and fewer service
Had initially considered doing it the way you have propossed but to be
honest upgrading to SBS 2000 would not bestow any additional functionality
to the users. in addition it would run the risk to taking the network
offline for an indeterminate amount of time (have beeter things to do with
my weekends) and just would not be cost effective in terms of 'bangs per
buck.' A lot of folk out there rushed to upgrade to SBS2000 or Win 2000
Server for no other reason other than it is new, either that or they were
trying to increase the value of their Microsoft shares !
Christopher Silk MCSE
> Hi All:
> Do anyone any experience to upgrade a SBS 4.5 to Windows 2000 Server.
> I will migrate the old SBS 4.5 server to a new SBS 2000 server. Then, I
> upgrade the od SBS 4.5 to Windows 2000 Server as a member server.
> Anyone have this experience?