2003 R2 Interop

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Chad Ruder, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. Chad Ruder

    Chad Ruder Guest

    I am running server 2003 AD in mixed mode with some NT4 domain controllers
    since I still have Exchange 5.5 and am working on eliminating that soon. My
    question is, I just ordered a new server and would like to make it an
    additional domain controller in AD. This new server has 2003 R2 but my
    current setup is not. Can R2 work with my current domain and not hurt what I
    have already setup?

    Chad Ruder, Jun 6, 2006
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  2. Installing Windows Server 2003 R2 you should not have problems with your
    current environment; I hadn't any, maybe someone could correct me. Just
    remember to "prepare" your Active Directory before installing a R2 domain
    controller or if you want to use R2's new features (see also:


    Carlo Cacciafesta, Jun 6, 2006
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  3. Hi Chad,

    No, adding a R2 server should not create any problems. However if you are
    going to use the newer file server or DFS in R2, then you will need to
    upgrade the schema in your pirmary AD. But if you are not planning to use
    DFS, then you do not need to upgrade the schema

    Read the r2setup.chm file under Docs folder for more info.

    Jabez Gan [MVP]
    Microsoft MVP: Windows Server System
    MSBLOG: http://www.msblog.org
    Contact me via email for consultancy: mingteikg [ a t] mvps . org
    Jabez Gan [MVP], Jun 6, 2006
  4. Chad Ruder

    Chad Ruder Guest

    Thank you all!

    Chad Ruder, Jun 6, 2006
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