A. The permissions required to upgrade a server from Win2K to Win.NET Server vary depending on the server, its position in the forest, and which domain users use to log on to the network. For all upgrades, you need the ability to

  • back up files and directories
  • modify firmware environment values
  • restore files and directories
  • shut down the system

The following tables show which administrative roles have access to domain controllers (DCs) and member servers, depending on whether the administrator is logged on to a root domain or a non-root domain.

Logged on to the Root Domain

Role Server in root domain Server in child domain
DC Member Server DC Member Server
Enterprise Administrator Y N Y N
Domain Administrator Y Y N N
Builtin Administrator Y N N N

Logged on to Non-Root Domain

Role Server in root domain Server in child domain
DC Member Server DC Member Server
Domain Administrator N N Y Y
Builtin Administrator N N Y N