adding 64bit 2008 server to 2003 AD domain with Exchange07

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by TPCV, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. TPCV

    TPCV Guest

    I'm running a 2003 AD domain with Exchange07 running on a 2003Server (not
    domain controller) I want to add a 2008 server as an additional domain
    controller. Is there any documentation on this? Are there any problems that
    anyone knows of? Any info would be extremely appreciated.
    TPCV, Aug 27, 2008
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  2. Hello TPCV,

    I post your mail here, so anybody can follow this:
    Thanks for your prompt response to my Server 2008 question in the Microsoft
    Discussions Group (Setup). Perhaps I should have phrased my question better,
    so here goes. I am currently running a Server 2003 Domain with 2ea. Server
    2003 Domain Controllers. A primary and member Domain Controller. There is
    also another 64bit 2003 Server running Exchange07, this server has no Domain
    Controller roles.

    What I want to do at the current time is add an additional Server 2008
    member Domain Controller to the domain, and eventually elevate it to the
    role of Domain Controller. Is there anything I need to be aware of or is
    there any documentation that I can access that will let me know if there
    are any known issues in adding a 2008 member controiller to a 2003 Domain?

    Any quidance or references you may point me to will be greatly appreciated,

    Thank you,

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber, Aug 28, 2008
  3. Hello TPCV,

    So in your case you like to add a 2008 server to the domain as a member server.
    Maybe you think about promoting it in the future to a domain controller.
    Adding the 2008 as a member server is no problem, you can do it like you
    do it with a 2003 server. If you will make it a domain controller in the
    future you have to upgrade the schema before, but this is not needed for
    a member server.

    You mix a bit with the terms of the different servers. You have member servers,
    in your case the Exchange server and you have domain controllers. A domain
    controller is no member server. Also domain controllers are all equal, the
    only difference are the 5 FSMO roles, which can be hold from any DC according
    to some rules. With 2008 you have a new option for a Read-only domain controller.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber, Aug 28, 2008
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