This chapter provides a roadmap of the many factors to consider in implementing a migration from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 to Microsoft Windows 2000. The word migration is used extensively throughout this book to mean any process that involves change from a Microsoft Windows NT environment to a Windows 2000 infrastructure. In the Windows 2000 environment, you must have at least one machine running Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, or Windows 2000 Datacenter Server. (For information on the specific operating systems required to complete the exercises in this training kit, see "Getting Started.") Many of the concepts introduced in this chapter are revisited and handled in greater depth in later chapters.
There are no special requirements to complete this chapter; however, before you start, please write down as many technical and political issues as you can think of that might affect a Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000 migration project. Then read the first lesson and see how many of the issues you listed are covered in the lesson. If you identified 15 or more, you're doing well.